Join us on February 9 for the first Edmonton event of the revived Breakfast Series at the Foundry Room from 7:00AM to 9:00AM for hot breakfast and an excellent panel.
Over time we’ve come to learn that many factors beyond simple genetics can impact a person’s health and wellbeing. Through research we now recognize that there is a myriad of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that impact our long-term health – from the neighbourhoods we grow up in to the places we age. Childhood poverty, for example, has a deep influence on addiction and premature death as adults. And seniors who live in isolation from the broader community struggle with mental health challenges that often go unaddressed –?until it’s too late. All of this contributes to a health system that is struggling under the weight of high demands and poor outcomes.
Like most health issues, however, the negative impacts of social determinants of health are largely preventable. The discussion will center around how we can understand and personalize the social determinants of health and explore what changes we can make to improve health outcomes at their source.?
- 7:00 AM: Registration opens
- 7:30 AM: Networking breakfast
- 8:00 AM: Panel discussion