Improving Social Determinants of Health: An Inclusive Neighborhood Growth Issue Forum

Thursday, February 23, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, along with the broader set of forces and systems, greatly impact population health outcomes. These Social Determinants of Health (SDH), according to research in a health study by Penn and CHOP, account for 51% of factors that commonly influence one's well-being. Consequently, communities with poor SDH, such as unstable housing, poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, or inadequate education, experience more dramatic differences in health than affluent communities.

This is the reality Philadelphia is facing right now. Despite recent progress, the city continues to rank the worst out of the state's 67 counties in overall length and quality of life and many social determents of health, according to the 2022 Pennsylvania County Health Rankings. We see this reality more starkly when comparing neighborhoods in Philadelphia, where one's ZIP code contributes more to one's longevity and health than genetics.

Business, civic, and organizational leaders from across the city and region are invited to join us in person for a necessary conversation with regional experts about building a more collaborative approach to enhancing the health of our communities. Realize the connection between social determinants of health and economic prosperity in our city while learning about the financial, talent, and brand competitiveness benefits businesses can gain by prioritizing and engaging in improving population health.

Featured Speakers to Date: 
Sandra E. Brooks, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, TJUH, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Community Health Equity Officer, TJU
Professor, OB GYN, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, TJU

Wendy Nickel, MPH, President, Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF)

Nick Koch, Head of Wellbeing, The Giant Company

Nisha Pandya Pate
l, RPh, MBA, Engagement Director,  Global Demographics and Diversity, GSK

Rehana Wolfe, M.A., Director, Health and Life Sciences, CGI

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