Social Determinants of Health

The successful engagement of those communities most impacted by HIV, as outlined by the National HIV / AIDS Strategy, requires a conscious effort to address health disparities and inequities. This training examines the impact that social determinants of health have on the ability of vulnerable communities to access and engage in services.

This course describes the relationship that social determinants, such as stigma, immigration status, economics, and homophobia, have on health outcomes. We explore strategies to effectively address these social determinants in order to positively impact the continuum of care.

This training is appropriate for anyone, from direct service provider to policy maker, who is interested in working to address health disparities in their service area.

Quotes from Previous Participants

Pitch to leadership that we apply the “But Why?” analysis to a health disparity that we see in our work – all the way through to engaging stakeholders and planning interventions.

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