Social Determinants Webinar-In Case You Missed It!

NHPHA's inaugural webinar, which took place on May 1st, was a huge success! “Exploring Social Determinants of Health: from Data to Action to Advance Equity (New Hampshire and National Approaches) was co-sponsored by UNH’salex knight 192782 unsplash Department of Health Management and Policy, and it drew 190 participants from around the country. The webinar provided an excellent opportunity to learn how data can be used to assess needs based on social determinants, as well as how social determinants are addressed in some areas of NH. This webinar was a follow-up to our Fall Forum, during which many people requested more information about social determinants.

The first panelist was Kitty Jerome, an Action Center Team Director at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Community Coaches work with local communities around the U.S. who are addressing change through evidence-informed policies and programs. We learned how to explore the data provided by the County Health Rankings to examine how it affects individual communities. Kitty also discussed how to connect social determinants to health outcomes and how to take action to address social determinants. Key resources from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps include:
The second panelist was Emily Benson, the Public Health Advisory Council Coordinator for Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, an initiative of Granite Way. We learned how the Coalition mobilized community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in Carroll County. For more information, please visit the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health website: www.c3ph.org
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The third and final panelist was Dr. Rudy Fedrizzi, the Director of Clinical Integration for the Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire. One of his principle efforts is promoting community partnerships and provider engagement for the Healthy Monadnock Initiative, with the goal of being the healthiest community in the nation. He explained how the Prescribe for Health Program uses provider referrals to connect patients to community-based supports. He also described how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020. For information on these programs, please visit the Healthy Monadnock website: 
https://healthymonadnock.org/, and the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group website: https://www.monadnocklivingwage.org/.

If you were unable to attend and are interested in watching the webinar, you will be able to access it via our website at https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4722574355605928193. A PDF of the slides, (https://nhpha.org/images/PDFs/Trainings/Webinar-Slides-Exploring-Social-Determinants-of-Health.pdf), is also accessible there as well. CEU’s and CME’s are available by watching the recorded webinar and completing the evaluation and the post test. You may access these at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDOHwebarchive

We are already discussing possibilities for our next webinar(s), as well as projects for workforce development. Please stay tuned for new opportunities to come!
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