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DHPE Fellow Webinar: A Policy Scan Approach to Address Health Equity
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Policy approaches to address chronic disease emphasize addressing social determinants of health (SDH) and targeting vulnerable populations (VP). However, it is unknown to what extent existing chronic disease policies reference SDH and VP in Connecticut’s general statutes. This webinar will describe a policy scan process used to analyze state chronic disease statutes in Connecticut.

7/22/2014
When: July 22, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 PM EST
Where: Webinar
United States 20036
Contact: Steve Owens
2026592269


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Presenter: Tiffany Cox, MPH, CPH, DHPE Health Equity and Policy Fellow, Connecticut Department of Public Health

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Overview:

Nationally, chronic diseases account for $0.75 of every health care dollar, 81% of hospital admissions, and 76% of all physician visits. In Connecticut, 57% of the total population suffers from one or more chronic diseases; and chronic diseases account for more than 6 out of 10 deaths. Chronic diseases are a major contributor to health disparities. For example, adults earning less than $25,000 per year experience higher rates of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, smoking and physical inactivity.

Policy approaches to address chronic disease emphasize addressing social determinants of health (SDH) and targeting vulnerable populations (VP). However, it is unknown to what extent existing chronic disease policies reference SDH and VP in Connecticut’s general statutes. This webinar will describe a policy scan process used to analyze state chronic disease statutes in Connecticut.

Objectives:

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe a policy scan method

2. Seek methods to include a focus on social determinants of health and vulnerable populations in policy review

3. List steps to analyze policies for inclusion of social determinants of health

4. Summarize policy implications on vulnerable populations

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