Social Determinants of Health Webcast 3 - Socioeconomic Position


MON 19 AUG 2019

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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM AEST



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 

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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.

Rosemary Calder, Director, Australian Health Policy Collaboration

Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

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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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