Social Determinants of Health and Policy Implications in Transitional Societies

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 4C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC46 Clinical Sociology (host committee)

Language: English, French and Spanish

Scholars in social sciences and public health have been actively seeking solutions for the wellbeing of populations, employing social determinants of health approach as part of their effort. Social determinants of health perspective can help nations to improve population health status through finding the root causes of challenging health and healthcare issues. Many of the social determinants are the immediate results of government policies. Therefore, social determinants of health studies can find policy-reality gaps and provide the governments with policy/reform recommendations.  
This session welcomes scholarly papers relevant to the subject matter, either for disseminating research findings or for sharing research ideas. If the oral presentation is in a language other than English, please provide the audience with the handouts and/or slides in English.
Session Organizer:
Beverley YAMAMOTO, Osaka University, Japan
Saeid YARMOHAMMADI, University of Montreal, Canada
Caroline AGBOOLA, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Social Determinants of Health in Rural Anhui
Weizhen DONG, University of Waterloo, Canada
Provider-Initiated HIV Testing for Migrants in the Times of Austerity: A Qualitative Study with Health Care Workers and Foreign-Born Sexual Minorities in Spain
Maria ROURA, University of Barcelona. ISGLOBAL- CRESIB, Spain; Barbara NAVAZA, CRESIB, ISGLOBAL- University of Barcelona, Spain; Federico BISOFFI, CRESIB, ISGLOBAL- University of Barcelona, Spain; Bruno ABARCA, University of Barcelona, Spain; Robert POOL, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Translating Effective Drug Use Prevention Approaches for Societies in Transition: Lessons from Latin America in Cultural Program Adaptation
Flavio MARSIGLIA, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, Arizona State University, USA
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