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Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies, Part 2: Incorporating Environmental Strategies into Prevention: Expanding Our Reach and Addressing Health Disparities
December 16, 2021

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Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies
Part 2: Incorporating Environmental Strategies into Prevention: Expanding Our Reach and Addressing Health Disparities
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

December 16, 2021, 2:30-4 PM EST


COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define environmental strategies and how they relate to the social determinants of health
  • Discuss the role of environmental strategies in a public health approach to prevention
  • Overview the collaborative partners that can be necessary to implement environmental strategies
  • Summarize the categories of environmental strategies and provide examples


PRESENTERS

Josh Esrick, MPPJosh 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, MS

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.