NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk, will be presenting the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies on December 9, 2020 from noon to 1:00 pm ET. The lecture is hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
In her lecture titled “All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters,” Dr. Zenk will explore the science behind social determinants of health and demonstrate how vital effective integrative or multilevel approaches are when addressing health and health inequities. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and otherwise spend their time. They affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Dr. Zenk will share how to better understand what affects people’s health and drives health disparities, and ultimately how to develop effective interventions to improve the public’s health and eliminate inequities.
To learn more and to register to attend, visit NCCIH’s webpage.