Fri, Nov. 03, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work and live that influence people’s overall health and well-being. There is a growing acknowledgement that addressing SDOH is an important component of reducing health care costs and improving population health. This event brings together national public health and research experts to engage in a dialogue on the current and future state of addressing SDOH. They will address the following questions:

  • How do current methods of screening for SDOH compare?
  • What are the strategies for applying research on SDOH screening to practice and service delivery?
  • What is the impact of SDOH programs on the health of populations?
  • What are the legal and ethical considerations of implementing SDOH screening tools?

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The cost of attendance for the general public is $25. Students, fellows and residents will receive complimentary admission with appropriate identification, as well as Baker Institute Roundtable members and Health Policy Forum members.

For more information, contact Michelle Lopez at malopez@texaschildrens.org.


Michelle Lopez, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Featured Speakers

Vickie Boothe, M.P.H.
Senior Evaluator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   

Arvin Garg, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Quianta Moore, M.D., J.D.
Fellow in Child Health Policy, Center for Health and Biosciences, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

Julie Willems Van Dijk, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Associate Scientist, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute; Director, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize

Moderated by: Jean Raphael, M.D., M.P.H.Founding Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Texas Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine



Fri, Nov. 03, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago