Social Determinants of Health (Webinar Series) Part 1 of 2: Examining the Social Determinants of Health: A Prevention Perspective (Webinar Recording)

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Part 1: Examining the Social Determinants of Health: A Prevention Perspective
Dawn M. Thomas, PhD, OCPC

April 22, 2020, 1-2 PM EST  |  View all Central East series

This is part one of a two-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on social determinants of health.


Participants will understand the basic tenets of the social determinants of health and its impact on behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts. Participants will critically examine the role of neighborhood conditions, education, socio-economic, and socio-political climate. This training will strengthen participants understanding of the social determinants of health and their role in shaping the prevention efforts of diverse populations.


  • Provide an overview of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH
  • Define and differentiate health equity terminology
  • Review the five areas of the Social Determinants of Health and how they impact health outcomes
  • Review and summarize the significance of SDOH to increase health and wellness


Dawn ThomasDawn Thomas, PhD, OCPC 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.


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