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    We’re pleased to say that this event is in collaboration with NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    This event is in connection to a new poll by the Harvard Chan School, NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/poll-u-s-public-sees-ill-health-as-resulting-from-a-broad-range-of-causes/

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    Some of the findings of the poll: Low-income people (those with household incomes less than $25,000 a year) are more likely than high-income people ($75,000 a year or more) to believe poor neighborhoods and housing conditions (40% to 27%) and bad working conditions (40% to 26%) are extremely important.

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    having issue with the audio….

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  • mandy stewart

    when I try to join forum I get a screen and a message saying clip not found. How do I get on?

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    This story was reported by NPR’s Patty Neighmond.

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    Do you have a question for the panelists? Post them here or email them to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

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    Housing, pollution, childhood adversity all affect health.

  • Healthy Sense of Self

    Did the poll happen to result in any findings on which are the most impactful events that happen as a child to impact health as an adult? For example, does any one factor like divorce impact future health more than another factor, such as lack of motivation from the parent? Do that panelists have an opinion on this?

  • (Where your poll has found that many people believe their upbringing has effected their health in adulthood.) After having numerous conversations with friends who have over come very serious illness and have had great difficulty in their upbringing, I’ve come to believe that illness starts in the brain. Do you know if any scientific evidence exists to support your poll response?

  • onaje muid

    Vincente speaks about three areas of determinants, individual, collective and social empowerment. Your guests so far have spoke about the first two, however, I haven’t heard the third nor have I have heard institutional racism, why do you overlook the elephant in the room?
    Onaje Muid (NY)

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    Thank you all for your questions and comments!

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    This video comes courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Health Leads connects people to resources that impact their health, for example food assistance. More here: https://healthleadsusa.org/

  • Veronica Combs

    Doctors assumed that patients being hungry was a given. How heartbreaking.

  • Healthy Sense of Self

    How does a of a lack of social needs met affect the way parents treat their children? Does the combination compound the impact on the adults health? By what degree?

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    These are all great questions and comments. Our Q&A will start soon, and we’ll get to as many questions as we can.

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    You should not have to live in a polluted community because you are poor, says Proctor.

  • Nancy McArdle

    Given the geographic aspects of Social Determinants of
    Health, what role does residential racial segregation play in racial health
    disparities?

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    Culture of health predicated on equity is important.

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    Empowerment and dignity are also important.

  • Arthur K. Sudler

    Dr. Proctor said that the student helping the folks in Nashville was a medical student. Is that true – or was he a student in the Vanderbilt School of Public Health? I think that is an important distinction because – as Rebecca Onie has pointed out – traditional healthcare models (as represented by physicians) – are not addressing the healthcare needs of people who are socially disadvantaged and students pursuing degrees in the area of public health are more likely to be academically and practically prepared to notice and address these issues.

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      Thanks for the question and the acknowledgement of the importance of public health. He is identified in the video as being at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

  • Veronica Combs

    “Handing them the phone number is not enough.” So true! Smart to follow up with patients every 10 days to make sure they get the help what they need.

  • explorerguy

    I have done a lot of health education in Brazil in previous years and also non profit work. My question is: How can we use Youtube to promote grand and detail ideas about health that sends unequivocal messages about healthy eating and how promote community activity?

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    Thank you everyone for joining us today. We’ll be ending our Forum soon.

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    Apologies if we were unable to get to your question. We encourage you to keep up the conversation by adding your comments to our site.

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    We will post the full-length video on this site later this week. And also post it on YouTube and iTunesU.

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    We thank NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for being our collaborators today.

  • Veronica Combs

    That was a really excellent session – honest but positive. Thanks to Harvard, NPR and RWJ for making it happen.

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    You may want to join us on March 17 when we will discuss “Having the Best Life Possible: Doctor and Patient Conversations about Serious Illness and Mortality” at 12:30 ET. Watch at ForumHSPH.org.

  • Ana Almeida-DoRosario

    Based on one of the online questions that was brought up, I just wanted to share: Check out the work that the American Council on Exercise is doing to advocate for fitness professionals to become part of the health industry.

  • Ray R. Lewis

    Thanks for re-posting the webinar and hosting the discussion. Sorry to have missed it, especially since I’m staying home sick today; but had to go shovel more snow…