Social and Economic Determinants and Environmental Health
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Our health is shaped by the world around us, by our income, identities, education, and occupations, but also by the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat. These social circumstances also interact to shape one another. This presentation will discuss the intersecting and ineluctable role of a range of social, economic, and environmental factors in shaping the health of populations.

This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health by considering the various social, economic, and environmental factors that affect the health of populations. By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sandro Galea is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has been named an epidemiology innovator by Time, a top voice in healthcare by LinkedIn, and is one of the most cited social scientists in the world. His writing and work are featured regularly in national and global public media. A native of Malta, he has served as a field physician for Doctors Without Borders and has held academic positions at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

This webinar series includes an accompanying guide. Each session has its own tab with information about the presenter(s) and related resources to the presentation topic.


By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. To discuss the range of exogenous factors that shape health
2. To discuss how different exogenous factors interact to shape each other as well as population health
3. To identify potential intervention levers that can improve social and environmental determinants, and therefore health

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): March 20, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.50
CE Categories: CHES, CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 5.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Carolyn Martin
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp

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