Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice

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Date Developed: 01/01/2012. Source: University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Presenter(s): Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes.


This seminar explains how social determinants affect health disparities in America. Dr. Jones defines racism, inequity, health equity and social justice. She presents background information of how disparities arise and addresses three key dimensions of health intervention including, health services, social determinants of health, and social determinants of health disparities. This presentation focuses on increasing the nation’s awareness of social justice issues and ways to achieve health equity.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.