Social Determinants of Health: Achieving Health Equity

Constituency: Med Students; Grad Students
Office: Stanford Prevention Research Center

This course examines the theoretical basis and societal context of social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. Each session focuses on one of the following social determinants of health: the social gradient, racism, stress and trauma, early life and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs),  mental illness/social exclusion, work/unemployment, drug and media addiction, food, transportation. This class encourages students to think about how these determinants can affect health outcomes and social disparities. Students will be encouraged to move beyond individual interventions to consider multi-level interventions and policy-level interventions that will address inequities within each social determinant and promote health equity.

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