Building the case for addressing social determinants of health for children in rural communities

August 14, 2014

2014 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series  

  • Webinar 1: Building the Case for Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Children in Rural Communities
    August 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the social determinants of health and their impact on the behavioral health and well-being of children, youth and families living in rural communities;
  • Participants will learn practical strategies for the implementation of a public health framework in effectively addressing those social determinants impacting children’s behavioral health and well-being and for reducing disparities;
  • Participants will learn about work in a rural community that has successfully implemented a Regional Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program that addresses health determinants.

The behavioral health and well-being of any community and its members is significantly connected to the social and physical contexts in which the community exists and its members’ function. In essence, these contexts refer to social determinants or social factors that impact behavioral health outcomes and well-being either positively or negatively.   This webinar will discuss the impact of social determinants and provide strategies for addressing the negative impact of certain social determinants on children, youth and families in rural communities with a special focus on infants, toddlers and preschool age children and their families.  Additionally, the webinar will engage participants in discussion about how to effectively use available tools and strategies to reduce disparities and improve outcomes.

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