Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Free Webinar from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: What Shapes Health?

Despite an abundance of information about healthy lifestyles and the most advanced medical care in the world, millions of Americans experience needlessly poor health and don’t practice healthy behaviors. For many, the path to a healthy or unhealthy life is influenced by factors largely beyond their control, like the neighborhoods they grew up in, their parents’ income and level of education, and the stress they’ve experienced in their daily lives. The costs of poor health are borne not only by individuals but by their families and, ultimately, by all Americans.

Moderator David Williams, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University, will lead the panel of additional experts on the social determinants of health, including:
  • Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco,
  • Susan Egerter, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco,
  • Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 
When:  Thursday March 24, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET. 

This webinar is the first in a three-part series exploring how conditions where we live, learn, work and play affect our health. In this session, the panelists will provide insights on how, from early childhood on, social factors influence our health.

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