Population Health: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Part II
Deputy Commissioner Lamb returns to share additional thoughts on the social determinant of health. He will provide a recap of what he covered previously with us in July as well as explore key components of the role social determinant plays in attaining a population health approach.
Social determinant of health have a significant impact on the overall health outcomes of individuals, families, communities and nations. Social determinants can be defined as the structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.
Deputy Commissioner Lamb will spend his time during this roundtable focusing on the connection between health disparities - the differences in health outcomes that are closely linked with social, economic, and environmental disadvantage- and what is necessary to achieve health equity- the highest level of health for all people. He will close with the important role behavioral health plays in addressing the social determinates and why implementing population health is crucial to addressing the needs of all Philadelphians.
Please join us on December 6, 2016 to continue this important conversation.
*If you did not have a chance at his last presentation, please fill out this short survey on your social determinants.