Framing the message of equity: What resonates with policy makers and public health professionals on the social determinants of health?
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the level of awareness, perception, and interest on the social determinants of health among policy makers and public health professionals. Describe the preferred format in which policy makers and public health professionals would like to receive and assess health information. Discuss the nuances in message framing that can facilitate shared understanding and shared commitment in addressing the social factors that influence health. Evaluate how framing the social determinants of health message facilitates its reception among policy makers and public health workers.
Keyword(s): Policy/Policy Development, Decision-Making
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a physician and public health practitioner, I have been the principal investigator of multiple studies relating to the social determinants of health (SDH)--particularly how policymakers, public health professionals, and the public view SDH. Through professional presentations, publications, and training seminars, I have taught stakeholders how to access health data, frame the SDH message effectively, and communicate appropriate messages to decision-makers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.