The Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies (2023 Webinar Series), Part 3: Incorporating Environmental Strategies into Prevention (Webinar Recording)

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The Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies (2023 Series)
Part 3: Incorporating Environmental Strategies into Prevention
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

December 6, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


This webinar will discuss several types of environmental strategies that can address the social determinants of health and provide examples for each. It will also examine the critical role collaborative partners play in the success of implementing and sustaining environmental strategies. As part of this, it will review what kinds of partner can support the implementation of environmental strategies and describe how to build effective partnerships. Additionally, the webinar will review best practices for sustaining collaborative partnerships.


  • Compare and contrast the types of environmental strategies that may be most appropriate for their communities
  • Identify collaborative partners that can support the implementation of environmental strategies
  • Describe partnership best practices to sustain collaboration


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is the Chief of Training and Technical Assistance at Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has over ten years of experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He is an expert in providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) in substance use, having overseen the development of hundreds of T/TA products for numerous clients, including six of SAMHSA’s ten regional Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), the PTTC Network Coordinating Office, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). These trainings and products have covered a wide range of topics, including strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and identifying evidence-based prevention interventions for youth. In addition to T/TA, Mr. Esrick has directly provided many of these services to behavioral health agencies and other entities. He has published several academic journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.


Emily Patton, MSEmily 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.



December 6, 2023
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