We looked at the effects of three social determinants – community conditions, emotional
support, and family resilience on the mental and physical health of mothers of children
with complex special health care needs. Mothers across all race and ethnicity groups who
reported having formal or informal emotional support, fewer adverse neighborhood conditions,
and more family resilience also reported having better mental and physical health.
This highlights the importance of social determinants in both physical and mental health.
It also highlights the importance of recognizing family context when designing policies and
practices for family caregivers.

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