Social Determinants of Health: Webcast 1 - A Framework


MON 3 JUN 2019

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About the webinar

It’s been more than 10 years since the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health delivered its final report on how to reduce inequities in power, money and resources and people’s daily living conditions in order to improve health equity. So what’s changed since then?

Social Determinants of Health: A Framework will take a look at the theory of social determinants of health (SDoH) and the evidence that supports key action areas. Facilitated by Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO of Health Justice Australia, a panel of experts will provide the baseline for building shared language around individual lifestyle factors, social and community networks, and general socioeconomic, cultural and environmental conditions in 2019.

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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.

Michele Laurie, Service Manager headspace-Social Futures
Michele is a Gumbaynggirr/Yaegl woman with connections to Biripi nation. She is an advocate for all young people, families and communities experiencing challenges within the mental health and wellbeing area is informed by theories and frameworks of Anti Oppressive, Social Justice, Aboriginal Healing Framework and Self-determination. Michele's cultural obligation and responsibilities as a First Nations woman are to advocate for an increase in social justice, equality and opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. Michele's goal is to lead cultural ways of healing and strengthen spirit to improve overall health outcomes to disturb the predictable negative outcomes.

Professor Fran Baum, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health
Professor Baum was named in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to higher education as an academic and public health researcher, as an advocate for improved access to community health care, and to professional organisations”. Professor Baum is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and one of Australia's leading researchers on the social and economic determinants of health. 

Jenny Caspersonn, Manager Chronic Care Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Jenny Caspersonn has been the Manager of the Chronic Care Network at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) since 2015 and has broad expertise in the health care sector. As a Registered Nurse, Jenny has comprehensive clinical experience across acute and primary care. Jenny is passionate about health equity and improving health outcomes, particularly for people living with chronic and complex conditions. Her focus is collaboration and improvement through building relationships with stakeholders across the social care and health care landscape.

Lyn Morgain, CEO of cohealth and interim Chair of the Social Determinants of Health Alliance
An executive leader in public policy, not for profit organisations and government over the past twenty five years, Lyn's interests include the impact of discrimination and marginalisation on health and the role of advocacy in the development of equitable public policy and consumer led practice.

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This Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation webcast series is delivered in partnership with Social Futures and Health Justice Australia.