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Acknowledging the social determinants of health

06 Aug, 2021

Circumstances beyond our individual control have a huge impact on our health

The presentation covers:

  • What are the social determinants of health?
  • How social disadvantage can lead to poor health
  • Addressing a client’s social disadvantage within clinical practice
    • Understanding the community within which you work
    • Identifying social barriers to heath which may be present
  • Utilising available supports
  • Advocating for programs that support disadvantaged populations

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About the Presenters

Dr Rebecca Lindberg is a mixed methods public health researcher with applied and academic experience. Expertise in not-for-profit food programs, social and health policy, nutrition inequities and chronic disease prevention. Currently at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University teaching and researching food systems, sustainability, nutrition and food policy. Previously at the Australian Health Policy Collaboration. Director of The Community Grocer.

Katrina Doljanin is a dietitian working in Community Health in Fitzroy, Victoria.  Katrina has worked predominantly with people who are experiencing homelessness, live in public housing and come from a range of cultural backgrounds.  She has a strong interest in improving the food security of individuals and the local community and has established and sustained the Café Meals Program in partnership with the City of Yarra.

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  • Access to a recording of the presentation
  • Presentation notes
  • Assessment quiz and certificate
  • Suggested further reading

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