Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Partnering with Lawyers to Address the Social Determinants of Health: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar

Law and policy shape our environment in fundamental ways. They are driving forces influencing the social determinants of health (SDOH). This webinar will explore innovative approaches to address SDOH at the individual and community levels. Through the lens of housing quality and health, this webinar will highlight how adding lawyers to the health care team assisted in the treatment of asthma. We also will explore how communities can leverage public health law—specifically housing codes—to achieve better health. Reducing the proportion of occupied housing units that have moderate or severe physical problems is a Healthy People 2020 objective for the Nation.

Join Healthy People 2020, ChangeLab Solutions, Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership, the Cincinnati Health Department, and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership on Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how you can build non-traditional partnerships to improve your community’s health. You will learn how a medical-legal partnership operates, how geomarking and social risk screening can identify communities and patients harmed by low-quality housing, and how communities can enact and implement laws to improve housing quality.

Register today and check out Healthy People 2020's Social Determinants of Health Resource Library.

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