health equitree

The Health EquiTREE, an illustration of a tree, including leaves, branches, roots, and soil, each labeled to visualize the connection between the soil and the leaves

Illustration of a tree annotated to demonstrate the metaphor for the social determinants of health as follows:
Tree leaves are Health Outcomes. Branches are Health Behaviors. The trunk is social determinants of health. Roots are the root causes of health. The soil is the underlying systems.