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Social Determinants of Health Conference: Improving Your Community’s Well-Being and Health Outcomes


August 9, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Erin’s Pavilion
4965 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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This conference will focus on the intersection between past and present events in understanding social determinants of health and how this understanding can be used to improve health and well-being in your community.

9:00 a.m.- noon: Historical and Systemic Trauma: Connections to Current Outcomes and Inheriting ResilienceMayra Diaz, MPH, MSW; Bridget Gavaghan; and Madison Hammett, MPH, MSW, all of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative
This session will offer information on the impact of historical and systemic traumas on health and social outcomes. Participants will be able to draw connections from exposure to community trauma and will then be able to articulate how an organization and individual practices might be enhanced by using the six pillars of Trauma-Informed Policies and Principles (TIPP) to promote resilience and thriving within your organization and the communities you serve.

Noon: Lunch

12:45 - 1:45: Pediatric Social Determinants of HealthChaka Batley, DNP, FPA-APRN, CPNP-PC,
This session will focus on defining social determinants of health, identifying what communities are most vulnerable, and how the healthcare workforce can intervene to promote health equity for the most vulnerable children.

2:00 - 3:30: Economic Development as a Tool to Improve Health Outcomes – Marie Barry, Director of Economic Development, Rural Wisconsin Healthcare Cooperative This session will make the case for the importance of healthcare engagement in economic development. Discussion will focus on actionable ways for organizations to engage in local community and economic development initiatives. Social determinant case studies will center on housing, broadband, and entrepreneurship.

Contact Hours: 5.5 for Nurses, LCSW, LCPC
Cost: $65 per individual or $55 for VIP subscribers

This program 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 $824,375 with 0% 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 HRSA.gov.