We know that taking care of our bodies physically and mentally by exercise, eating well, etc., is a way that influences our health. Health goes beyond that. There are many more aspects that feed into our health. For example, the community we live in, social disparities we could possibly be exposed to, economic opportunities, and our personal relationships have an impact on our health also. The socio-ecological model consists of individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy. A social identity that positively impacts my health would be my social support which includes my friends, family, coworkers etc. My positive social identity belongs under the interpersonal category of the socio-ecological model. When my mental health is not at it’s best, my friends and family are who help and support me through rough times. I believe mental health is just as important as physical health so that’s why I chose it as what has the most positive impact on my health. The social identity that negatively impacts my health would be my gender. There are many health disparities from being a female. For example, before the ACA, women had to pay more for health insurance, and now that Trump plans to repeal the ACA, this disparity will come to the surface again. I want to finish with a question asking, how do you think we can overcome negative social determinants?