Session: Social Determinants of Health - How local Environments Affect biological, psychological and social health
4031.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Social Determinants of Health - How local Environments Affect biological, psychological and social health
This session describes the influences of several different types of social factors on health. Presenters will describe social factors such as Social Capital, Social ties, income, unemployment, and health care expenditures and their relation to health outcomes. Environmental factors such as temperature, precipitation, access to parks and neighborhood sidewalks, and air quality will also be related to health outcomes. Some of the outcomes of interest are Mental health, Physical fitness, diabetes and death.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe examples of community members improving their local environments in ways that have made it easier for residents to be physically active 2. Discuss the value of social capital in improving mental 3. Describe the associations between health behaviors, health outcomes, and environmental features and the implications of these associations for public health policy. 4. Identify the social, economic and/or environmental factors which contribute to different mortality patterns across the three cities over time.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Russ Lopez, MCRP, DSc
Moderator(s):Rebecca A Head, PhD, DABT
8:30 AMSocial capital, social ties, and mental health in the United States
Timothy T. Brown, PhD, Richard Scheffler, PhD
8:50 AMHow local environments influence physical activity levels and health disparities
Rebecca Flournoy, MPH, Victor Rubin, PhD, Mildred Thompson, MSW
9:10 AMMapping healthy and unhealthy neighborhoods using cluster analysis and GIS: Analysis of the Nashville REACH 2010 community survey
David G. Schlundt, PhD, Celia Larson, PhD, Nasar U. Ahmed, PhD, Heather Keith, BS, Linda McClellan, MPH, Michelle Marrs, EdM
9:30 AMMortality differences across three cities over time: Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, 1977-1998
Anita H. Yuan, MPH, Anne R Pebley, PhD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Gerontological Health; Medical Care; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Social Work
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA