Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Research has found that up to 80 percent of an individual’s health is determined by factors outside the health care system. These factors – socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and physical environment – are known as the social determinants of health and explain the vast disparities in health outcome status across the country. Social determinants have increasingly become a focus of health care systems aiming to improve the health of individuals and populations. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is one such system establishing an Office of Population Science and Policy to find innovative solutions to improve health outcomes in a 66 county service region in central and southern Illinois. This presentation aims to describe the social determinants of health, the role they play in our country’s health disparities, and innovative solutions happening in Illinois and across the country to help address them.
There is no cost to attend the webinar; however, REGISTRATION is required. Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/ or contact Nancy Ouedraogo at email@example.com more information.