Mclean Hospital

Video: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Community Coalitions

Available with English captions.

Sarah Coughlin, LICSW, LADC-1, National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter – The Golda Edinburg Lecture

This presentation helps social workers and other participants understand the significance that social determinants play in client and community health outcomes. Participants will learn how a coalition model works to address social determinants of health (SDOH), the benefits of a hospital/coalition partnership, as well as what social workers and other health care professionals can do to address this important aspect of health.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Identification of social determinants of health, their impact on health outcomes, and the connection between health equity/social justice/racial justice and SDOH
  • Explanation of the benefit of hospital/coalition partnerships to address SDOH
  • Description of how to utilize new knowledge to better assess and address SDOH
March 12, 2020

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