The Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies (Dec 2022 Series)
Part 2: Incorporating Environmental Strategies into Prevention: Expanding Our Reach and Addressing Health Disparities
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
December 8, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
This webinar will introduce and discuss environmental strategies and their ability to expand the reach of prevention services. By using environmental strategies, prevention professionals can address the aspects of life around people that influence their likelihood of engaging in substance use. This webinar will discuss how environmental strategies work and their role in a public health approach to prevention that seeks to address the social determinants of health. It will also overview several types of environmental strategies and provide examples for each, as well as the collaborative partners needed to implement a public health approach to prevention.
- Define environmental strategies and their relationship to the social determinants of health
- Understand the role of environmental strategies in a public health approach to prevention
- Identify collaborative partners that can be support the implementation environmental strategies
- Begin determining what types of environmental strategies may be most appropriate for their communities
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
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.