Live, Learn, Work, and Play:
The Social Determinants of Health in London
Join us in London for two weeks this summer to learn about the social determinants of health in one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities.
July 2-16, 2023
Application deadline: 03/01/23
Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, learn, work, play, pray, and age that strongly influence our health. When these conditions result in the inequitable distribution of resources, they create health disparities, which are unjust and avoidable differences in health, quality of life, and lifespan.
Students will retrace John Snow’s footsteps to the Broad Street pump, learn how “The Great Stink” led to the creation of a citywide sewage system, and explore the many other historical and current forces that influence modern London’s social, economic, and built environments. These environments will serve as a laboratory for students to understand how education, health care, neighborhood, infrastructure, and social, community, and economic resources are generated, distributed, and sustained and how they shape health.
Among many activities, students may:
Undergraduates only. Students from all majors/colleges welcome
Application deadline: March 1, 2023
Both in Waldo 400 or via Zoom.
Tue. Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 6, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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You will be able to evaluate how particular social, economic, and environmental policies, systems, and contexts support or undermine health and contribute to health disparities.
You will be able to understand the role of historical, cultural, political, community, economic, environmental, technological, and social factors that shape the distribution of social resources and disparate health outcomes.
You will be able to evaluate opportunities in food, housing, education, employment, and other areas of social policy and practice for their potential to improve social determinants of health, equitably distribute social resources, and reduce health disparities.