2017 Conference - Are you an Extremist or an Upstreamist? Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

In this session, we will unpack the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and discuss the application of the SDOH model to primary care and vulnerable populations. We will argue that an understanding of the factors related to where we live, work, play, and pray is essential to the future of health care. Understanding the complex social environments that surround patients, families and communities is necessary for context and our discussion will cover development of health policy recommendations aimed at strengthening social environments. Rachel Parril