Greenways for Healthy Living, Healthy Communities and Healthy Economics
Thursday, October 25, 2018
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT
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Social determinants of health are conditions, in which we are born, grow and age, and in which we live and work. These factors impact our health and well-being as well as our economics outcomes.
Where someone lives can determine several health-related factors, such as safety, stress and access to food. A person’s neighborhood can influence many conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which are disproportionately more common among racial and ethnic minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Increasing a community’s access to greenways can improve the health of a community which in return will improve health outcomes and heath expenditures.
This presentation will define social determinants of health and will explain their relationship to greenways. It will focus on both the beneficial health and economic outcomes of greenways. Finally, the presentation will demonstrate how the social determinants of health can be utilized as another leveraging tool for greenway promotion.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THE SESSION
Participants will be able to:
· Define the Social Determinants of Health ( SDOH)
· Understand the connection between SDOH and Greenways
· Explain how greenways can have economic health benefits
· Leverage SDOH in greenway promotion
Carla Angevine, Carla.Angevine@hhchealth.org