Reduce the proportion of people living in poverty — SDOH‑01

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
11.5 percent (2022)

8.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

11.8 percent of persons were living below the poverty threshold in 2018

Reduce the proportion of persons living in poverty

Target-Setting Method


People living in poverty are less likely to have access to health care, healthy food, stable housing, and opportunities for physical activity. These disparities mean people living in poverty are more likely to die from preventable diseases. Programs and policies that make food, housing, health care, and education more affordable can help reduce poverty.