Module 4 – Social Determinants of Health

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41st Annual Marty Sklaire Critical Issues on School Health Conference

Module 4 – Social Determinants of Health



We will discuss the importance of social context: Family, neighborhoods, and communities for Child Health. We will explore the confluence of poverty, Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), Racism, and COVID and their effects on children. We will review evidence of health impacts of unmet needs as well as the impact of interventions to identify and address those needs. We will end with discussions of fostering resilience in children and families.



Patricia J. Flangan, MD, FAAP
Professor and Senior Vice-chair of Pediatrics
The W. Alpert Medical School
Brown University

Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief
Hasbro Children’s Hospital


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  • Discuss the importance of social determinants of child health
  • Examine the roles of poverty, adverse childhood events, and racism on opportunities for child health
  • Describe ways to assess and address unmet needs and to foster resilience


Dr. Flanagan has disclosed that she serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors.  Dr. Flanagan has no financial conflicts of interest relative to this activity.