The Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusions Annual Conference: The Social Determinants of Me (ISE Annual Conferenc)

Venue: Drake Hotel-Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 04, 2010
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The Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) will host its annual conference at The Drake Hotel-Chicago. The conference, entitled "The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action," will seek to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of social conditions like poverty, food insecurity, inequality, and homelessness on mental health and well-being. This conference will be the first in the United States to convene innovative thinkers from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds to address the Social Determinants of Mental Health (SDoMH).

-David Satcher, MD, PhD - The 16th Surgeon General of the United States, a former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and member of the World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Currently, Dr. Satcher is the Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, the Director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, and the Poussaint-Satcher-Crosby Chair in Mental Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

-Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH - Gelman Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Galea's research program seeks to uncover how determinants at multiple levels of influence-including policies, features of the social environment, molecular and genetic factors-jointly produce the health of populations.


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