The Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies, Part 1: Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Prevention
Date: November 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET
Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance)
Target Audience: Prevention Professionals
Developed for: SAMHSA Region 3
The aspects of life that influence a person’s health, including their likelihood of engaging in risky behavior such as substance use, are numerous and varied. They range from immediate, personal characteristics to overarching societal trends and conditions. The social determinants of health are these larger social or environmental aspects that influence individuals, such as the economic status of the neighborhoods, access to quality health care services, and the prevalence of discrimination. Due to their widescale impacts, addressing these determinants should be a key part of a comprehensive approach to prevention. Prevention professionals can implement environmental strategies in collaboration with other public health stakeholders to help address these determinants. This three-part webinar series will overview the social determinants of health, their influence substance use risk, and recommendations on how to address them through environmental strategies. Be sure to register for Parts 1-3 of the series!
Part 1: Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Prevention
November 28, 2023 | Josh Esrick, MPP, Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip, and Olivia Stuart, MSW
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Part 2: Using a Public Health Approach to Address the Social Determinants of Health
November 30, 2023 | Josh Esrick, MPP, Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip, and Olivia Stuart, MSW
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PART 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION
This webinar will introduce and discuss the social determinants of health. It will explain which determinants have been found to be significantly linked to substance use risk, and how they are linked to inequity and health disparities. The webinar will also provide recommendations on how prevention professionals can begin thinking about ways to address the social determinants of health.
PART 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand what the social determinants of health are and how they relate to the socio-ecological model of prevention
- Identify the social determinants of health linked to increase risk of substance use
- Describe how racial and ethnic inequities influence substance use risk and services
Josh Esrick, MPP is the Chief of Training and Technical Assistance at Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has over ten years of experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He is an expert in providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) in substance use, having overseen the development of hundreds of T/TA products for numerous clients, including six of SAMHSA’s ten regional Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), the PTTC Network Coordinating Office, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). These trainings and products have covered a wide range of topics, including strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and identifying evidence-based prevention interventions for youth. In addition to T/TA, Mr. Esrick has directly provided many of these services to behavioral health agencies and other entities. He has published several academic journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.
Olivia Stuart, MSW supports the training & technical assistance (T/TA) team in the development and delivery of knowledge translation products across multiple projects. In this capacity, she assists with webinars, literature reviews, and infographics on a range of behavioral health topics. Prior to joining Carnevale Associates, Olivia interned with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center where she supported projects to reduce inequities in the criminal justice system. Olivia also served as a Graduate Research Supervisor at George Mason University and worked for several years in LGBTQ+ advocacy and fundraising. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from George Mason University.
*CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY
In order to be eligible for the 1.25 contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.
Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.
If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.
If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].