Public health leaders share how to shape equitable children's health outcomes

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By Colleen Murray, Sharunda Buchanan, Jodi Hill-Lilly, and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon
Jodi Hill-Lilly
Commissioner | Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people live, work, and play that impact their health and quality of life. These conditions can be a significant cause of health inequities—particularly for children in under-resourced communities.

In addition to SDOH, climate change has exacerbated children’s health outcomes. Agencies addressing this public health crisis need to view their missions through the lens of health equity. It’s vital to have an understanding of the impact of SDOH, health inequalities, and climate change on children’s health and how these issues are being addressed at all levels—community, state, and federal.

Watch the on-demand webinar to explore social determinants of health, their impact on children, and how climate change has accelerated the effect of those determinants in under-resourced communities.

Topics include:

  • What are social determinants of health—specifically in relation to their impact on children.
  • How has the pandemic brought more attention to child welfare?
  • How is climate change exacerbating children’s health issues?
  • What is happening at a federal and state level—and what can the individual do to support children’s health in under-resourced communities?
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Meet the authors
  1. Colleen Murray, Senior Director, Research Science
  2. Sharunda Buchanan, Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Jodi Hill-Lilly, Commissioner | Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  4. Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Executive Director, CEHN