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A Prevention Approach to Working with the Social Determinants of Health (Part 2)

1:00pm - May 20, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2020
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Date: May 20, 2020 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC
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Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to make choices that lead to optimal health.  The places where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age are known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).  These conditions are primarily responsible for health inequities and shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels.

This two-part webinar series developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) will increase the capacity of the prevention workforce to create innovative partnerships and collaborations through addressing the social determinants of health for improved population-level health. Participants will understand the social determinants of health (SDOH) and its connection to behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts.

Part II Webinar Goal: 
Participants will understand the significance of creating innovative partnerships to explore strategies for more collaborative approaches to address the social determinants of health within their current prevention efforts 


  1. Review the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and discuss how SDOH impact overall community health, wellness and prevention efforts
  2. Understand the rationale and importance of addressing the Social Determinants of Health from a prevention perspective 
  3. Discuss the need for cross-sector collaboration (public health professionals can’t do it alone)
  4. Describe and discuss a broad range of culturally appropriate engagement strategies for new and/or existing partners (utilizing cultural humility)


Dawn ThomasDawn Thomas is currently a Prevention Systems Manager with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). She is highly experienced in event planning, program development, coordination and implementation as well as fostering and promoting close working relationships between state, county and local social service systems/agencies.She has more than 25 years of public service that has focused on prevention, training, mental health and other social services programming for adults as well as students. Dr. Thomas is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, with a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati.Additionally Thomas she has served as a Consultant and presented numerous trainings and workshops at a wide array of venues and conferences that include but are not limited to: SAMHSA, The National Prevention Network Conference, and the Ohio Society for Public health Education.