Social Determinants of Health (Webinar Series) Part 2 of 2: A Prevention Approach to Working with the Social Determinants of Health (Webinar Recording)

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Part 2: A Prevention Approach to Working with the Social Determinants of Health
Dawn M. Thomas, PhD, OCPC

May 20, 2020, 1-2 PM EST  |  View all Central East series

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


This is the second of a two-part webinar series developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) that will increase the capacity of the prevention workforce to create innovative partnerships and collaborations through addressing the social determinants of health for improved population-level health. Participants will understand the significance of creating innovative partnerships to explore strategies for more collaborative approaches to address the social determinants of health within their current prevention efforts.


  • Review the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and discuss how SDOH impact overall community health, wellness and prevention efforts
  • Understand the rationale and importance of addressing the Social Determinants of Health from a prevention perspective
  • Discuss the need for cross-sector collaboration (public health professionals can’t do it alone)
  • Describe and discuss a broad range of culturally appropriate engagement strategies for new and/or existing partners (utilizing cultural humility)


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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