Second Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health—Action for Equity
Jointly Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Urban Health Institute
April 23, 2013
Homewood Campus - Shriver Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Only six miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Hollins Market, but they might as well be worlds apart. For one thing, the affluent and educated residents of Roland Park can expect to live 20 years longer on average than their counterparts in Hollins Market.
While there are differences in access to health care services and quality of care, the main reason for the 20 year difference in life expectancy has less to do with medical care than it has to do with the issues and topics being presented and discussed at this conference. Read Provost Minor’s column in Change.
Sir Michael Marmot, Chair, WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Anthony Iton MD, JD, MPH President, The California Endowment
To convene a meeting that will bring together community residents and leaders, along with Hopkins faculty, administration, and students to identify the central social and neighborhood factors contributing to health inequalities in Baltimore.
To bring together experts from relevant sectors to share evidence-based strategies that promote health equity in Baltimore.
To highlight innovative partnerships in service delivery and research that address social determinants of health in Baltimore.
To foster new relationships among all attendees to facilitate new research and service collaborations that will reduce health inequalities in Baltimore.
To encourage best practices in reducing health inequalities that may be applied to both US and international contexts.
Co-sponsored by the following:
Bloomberg School of Public Health
DC - Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
JHU School of Medicine
JHU School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins Office of East Baltimore Community Affairs
For more information or questions, please contact:
Urban Health Institute
Johns Hopkins University
View Presentations and Videos from 2012 Symposium
Thank you to the many faculty, students, staff from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System who attended the Provost’s Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health. At the 2012 symposium, faculty from across the university—from engineering and economics to pediatrics and political science—participated in panel discussions to discuss the impact of the social determinants of health and share new insights and recommendations for reducing health inequities.