Social Determinants of Health Webcast 4 - Socioeconomic Position
About the webinar
Differences in socioeconomic status, as assessed by educational attainment, income and occupational status, are associated with large disparities in health. Linked to a variety of health-related behaviours, socioeconomic status impacts prevalence of obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, alcohol consumption and more.
Socioeconomic Position will explore the ongoing area-based measures for monitoring health gaps between socioeconomic groups. Facilitated by Tessa Boyd Caine, CEO of Health Justice Australia, a panel of experts will explore the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) and how to advance equity and inclusion in our learning communities.
Get to know:
• How to map health risk factors by socioeconomic position
• Ways to disrupt disadvantage and further self-determination
• Innovative ways to provide care to people across socioeconomic borders
Meet your speakers
Panelists are subject to change
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Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO Health Justice Australia
Tessa Boyd-Caine has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and is the recipient of the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nonprofit Leadership. Her PhD was published as a book, Protecting the Public? Detention and Release of Mentally Disordered Offenders, by Routledge in 2010.
Professor Rosemary Calder, Director, Australian Health Policy Collaboration
Rosemary Calder leads the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University's Mitchell Institute and is a leading health and social policy expert. Rosemary has held positions as a senior executive in health policy and administration in both State and Commonwealth Departments of Health and was head of the Office for the Status of Women in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2000 to 2003. Rosemary was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for “significant service to public administration, particularly in the areas of mental health and ageing, through academic roles, and to the community.”
Professor Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Sharon Friel is Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, Australian National University. She is also Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy ANU. Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. Sharon is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. In 2014 she was named by her international peers as one of the world’s most influential female leaders in global health.
Tony Davies, President, NSW Council of Social Service and CEO, Social Futures
Tony Davies is the President of the NSW Council of Social Service and CEO of Social Futures, an organisation which envisages communities in which people are equally valued and included. Tony is an experienced executive with over twenty years experience at senior management levels and has long-standing experience working in complex environments. Tony has acquired highly effective communication skills through media management, community liaison and published work.
Pastor Jon Owen, CEO & Pastor, Wayside Chapel
Jon has dedicated his life to closing the gap on inequality, both living and working amongst some of the most disadvantaged communities in Sydney and Melbourne. Jon is a qualified social and worker and prior to Wayside, he built his way up through the organisation Urban Neighbourhoods of Hope, an international not-for-profit organisation specialising in community development and care coordination for families living in poverty. In this role, he shared his family home with those seeking asylum, refugees, people in recovery and ex-prisoners. In July 2018, Jon took over as CEO and Pastor of Wayside Chapel, following the retirement of Rev Graham Long.
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This Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation webcast series is delivered in partnership with Social Futures and Health Justice Australia.
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