Determinants of Health 360: Social, Commercial, and Legal Considerations for Preventing Substance Misuse



Determinants of Health 360: Social, Commercial, and Legal Considerations for Preventing Substance Misuse


Webinar Date: January 20, 2022


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Risky behaviors such as substance misuse don’t occur in a vacuum--the environments in which we live, work, and play influence our choices and behaviors. Exploring Social, Commercial, and Legal Determinants of Health (DOH) can help us consider new ways to impact these environments to prevent substance misuse. This expert panel presentation will discuss ways communities, commerce, and legal systems contribute to substance misuse and how prevention practitioners can support positive DOH to create health and wellness throughout their communities. Bring your questions and experiences, as the panel presentation will conclude with a question and answer/discussion session.



By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
• Describe the concepts of Social, Commercial, and Legal DOH
• Name at least one way each can contribute to substance misuse
• Name two strategies prevention practitioners can use to support positive DOH



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level prevention practitioners and allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.



Paul Devereux, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in Social/Behavioral Health at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health. His scholarship explores social and behavioral determinants on health and well-being. Specific research topics include behavioral responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based approaches to cancer screening interventions among diverse populations, how to maintain social support in people with disabilities and parenting adolescents, and emotional health and regulation in older adults. In the approach to his work, Dr. Devereux examines the social and ecological factors that affect population health and how one’s position within the social structure is linked to health outcomes. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, and other state and federal public and private sources. He is the former President of the Nevada Public Health Association and was named Nevada’s Public Health Leader of the Year in 2005.



Eric Crosbie, PhD, MA, is a political scientist who examines commercial determinants of health and public health policy. His research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and examines how commercial industries like tobacco and food and beverage industries are a key driver of the NCD epidemic and how they influence NCD regulations. Dr. Crosbie's research is local in analyzing smoke-free environments and sugar-sweetened beverage taxation regulations in the U.S. as well as global in examining tobacco and nutrition packaging and labeling policies and the impact of trade on health in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. Crosbie has both local and international experience collaborating with health organizations and health advocates to educate and disseminate academic research findings to policymakers, including publishing research in Spanish to reach wider audiences. Overall his research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of public health, political science, international relations, economics, law, and business to examine public health policy both locally and globally.

Matthew Moore, JD, MPH, MA, is a Teaching Assistant Professor for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health. A Public Health Attorney, Matthew worked for several years in government and in the nonprofit sector. At the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, he worked with diverse communities to ensure equitable access to health care and to exercise oversight over various covered entities pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal civil rights laws. More recently, Matthew worked as a nonprofit attorney, focusing on tobacco control and obesity prevention policy and providing direct legal technical assistance to state and local government agencies, environmental groups, legal aid organizations, and other community stake holders. Matthew’s current research agenda focuses on the ethical and moral dimensions of policy and the law on poverty and economic inequity, as well as on pedagogy in higher education. Recent projects involve the impact of policy on stigmatization of individuals suffering from substance abuse disorder, and a legal analysis of discrimination against homeless individuals in access to emergency shelter during natural disasters.


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