Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

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Live Webinar  • June 10, 2019  • 12-1:30pm ET

Training Description
This webinar presents evidence that religion should be considered among the social determinants of health, based on epidemiological research. Plausible mechanisms at the individual level are the lower smoking rates and greater social ties of those with religious participation. At the community level, faith-based organizations engage in partnerships with public health agencies as a source of social capital to promote health and prevent disease, particularly in hard-to-reach populations.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Support the case that religion should be considered among the social determinants of health for the purposes of both research and practice.
  • Identify three pathways through which religious participation has a demonstrated impact on health outcomes.
  • Describe the characteristics that bridge cultural, mistrust, low- income, and geographical barriers.

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