First Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health
Tuesday May 8 and Wednesday May 9, 2012 faculty, students, and staff from across the university and the health system joined the Urban Health Institue and Provost Minor and Deans Andrews, Hill, Klag, and Newman to learn about the impact of the social determinants of health and discuss new insights and recommendations for reducing health inequities.
Keynote speaker: Amartya Sen
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
2012 Theme: "6 Miles – 20 Years"
Only six miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Hollins Market, yet the residents of Roland Park can expect to live 20 years longer on average than their counterparts in Hollins Market.
About Social Determinants of Health Conference
In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Social Determinants of Health Symposium is an annual, day-long event that brings together national experts, local community leaders, city residents, and faculty and students from Baltimore colleges and universities to examine a pressing topic related to the root causes of health disparities.