Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health (SDoH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems.


This webcast series will be delivered in partnership with Health Justice Australia and Agency for Clinical Innovation. It will be filmed from a studio in Sydney CBD and will be facilitated by Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO of Health Justice Australia. Registered organisations can log in in from their boardrooms or staff can login from their individual desktops. The idea is to create an informative educational resource for practitioners and others working to address the health, social and other needs of the communities they serve.

Participants logged in will be able to ask the panel questions and take part in real-time surveys. The resource will then be made available on the Centre website.

The series will take a panel and case study approach to outline the theory behind the social determinants of health and then contextualise them in the details such as the below…

(Dates used as guide only)

Webcast 1: A Framework for Social Determinants of Health

Monday 27 May – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Discussion: Creating a shared language around individual lifestyle factors, social and community networks, and general socioeconomic, cultural and environmental conditions

Facilitator: Tessa Boyd-Caine

Webcast 2: Early life

Monday 8 July – 10:00am – 11:30am

Discussion: Creating conditions for children to thrive

Facilitator: Tessa Boyd-Caine

Webcast 3: Socioeconomic position

Monday 19 August – 10:00am – 11:30am

Discussion: The impact of education, occupation and income

Facilitator: Tessa Boyd-Caine

Webcast 4: Housing, Communities & Neighbourhoods

Monday 30 September – 10am – 11:30am

Discussion: Home is where the heart is and also where the health is

Facilitator: Tess Boyd-Caine

Webcast 5: Health Justice Partnerships

Monday 11 November – 10am – 11:30am

Discussion: Establishing health justice partnerships to navigate SDoH

Facilitator: ACI



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