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The Philadelphia Story: Attacking Behavioral and Social Determinants of HealthAttacking Behavioral and Social Determinants of Health ONLINE FIRST

Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH; and Thomas A. Farley, MD, MPH
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 19 July 2016.

From the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-1570.

Corresponding Author: Thomas A. Farley, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Room 600, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Bettigole: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 1101 Market Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Dr. Farley: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Room 600, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Ann Intern Med. Published online 19 July 2016 doi:10.7326/M16-1570
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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On 16 June 2016, thirteen of Philadelphia's 17 City Council members voted “yes” on the city's sweetened drinks tax, making it the first large city to pass such a measure. This commentary discusses how the measure has the potential to change both an important behavioral determinant of health and the social determinants of health.

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