Social Determinants of Health Inequities among Older Adults

Webinar Information:

Live Webinar on July 15, 2022 at 10 am PST. Recording to follow. 

Older adults are especially vulnerable to health issues including chronic disease, falls, and mental health concerns. Issues such as these are further influenced by social determinants such as income, education, neighborhood environment, geographic location, and so on. Older adults are particularly impacted by these factors, as they have often spent a lifetime coping with them. This presentation describes how Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) impact older adults specifically, the inequities that exist within the older population, as well as work being done at the Sanford Center for Aging to address them.  

The Health Equity Webinar Series is a free online webinar series designed to showcase dynamic work being accomplished to enhance health equity opportunities. This series discusses different innovative implementations, strategies, best practices, success stories, and experiences impacting health equity in communities served with public health professionals around the nation. 

Health Equity Webinars are hosted live on the third Friday of each month at 10 am PST.   

To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All Health Equity sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe SDOH for older adults
  2. Examine SDOH and their impact on the health of older adults
  3. Understand the importance of long-term exposure to negative SDOH
  4. Identify health inequities among older adults
  5. Discuss strategies to address SDOH among older adults 

Target Audience:

  • Public health professionals
  • Community members 
  • Students

Duration: ~ 38 minutes 

Continuing Education: N/A

Speakers: Hannah Linden, MPH, CHES

About the Speaker

Hannah Linden, MPH, CHES  

Hannah Linden received her Master of Public Health with an emphasis on Social and Behavioral Health from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018. Ms. Linden is the Director of the Health and Wellness programs at the Sanford Center for Aging within the UNR School of Medicine, where she oversees a portfolio of community wellness programs. Prior to working at the Sanford Center for Aging, Ms. Linden worked with a Federally Qualified Health Center and coordinated a healthy lifestyle program for pediatric patients. 

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Health Equity Series Welcome

    • Webinar Description and Presenter Bios

    • Demographic Survey

    • Webinar

    • Webinar Handouts

    • Course Evaluation

    • Save the Date for Next Month's Health Equity Webinar