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The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Environment (Heat)

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Community Health Center, Inc. (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The third of five webinars in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on the intersection of health and environment, particularly heat, with presenters Jeremy Hess; Professor, Global Health, Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Dr. Vivek Shandas; Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School or Urban Studies and Planning – Portland State University; Founder and Director – Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab, and Dr. David Hondula; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Resource Details: Among social determinants of health, the environment – particularly heat – may be the least understood. The past seven years have been the hottest on record. Vulnerable populations have been impacted disproportionately. Decades of racist policies such as redlining have exacerbated the problem, creating higher rates of heat-related disease and death among low-income and minority populations. As temperatures continue to rise, the situation will likely get worse before it gets better. But there is hope. Join us as some of the world’s leading experts in environmental health discuss the impact of heat on health, and how innovative communities are using hyper-local data and AI to implement effective, targeted solutions.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Promising/Best Practices, , Special and Vulnerable Populations, Health Equity

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Sustainability, Administrative Policies, Emergency Management, , Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services, Development/Training, Leadership Skills, Partnerships, Behavioral Health, Reduced Cost, Data Collection Mechanism, Satisfaction, Impact/Outcomes, Leadership, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Operational Feasibility, Implementation Feasibility.

Keywords: Access to Care, Care Coordination, Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Engagement, Discrimination, Environmental Health, Governing Boards, Health Risk and Behavior, Housing, Implementation Tools, Mental Health, Outreach, Partnerships, Patient Satisfaction, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Policies and Procedures, Residents of Public Housing, Risk Management, Rural Health Services, Strategic Planning.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit