Approximately 80-90% of a person’s health outcomes are due to social determinants of health, such as where one lives and works. These foundations of health are especially important when predicting health outcomes for diverse populations, women, and children. Public health experts examine “upstream” issues like structural and systemic factors that contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of a person. Public health experts’ approaches to health tend to be proactive to reduce the burden of chronic disease, costs, and to improve life expectancy and quality of life for everyone. Public health experts add value to policy work, task forces, and advisory committees because they can provide timely recommendations based on the essential components of public health service.