This webinar is an accompaniment to the Social Determinants of Health: Health Behaviors and the Role of Hospitals guide. As hospitals and health systems are addressing more population health issues, unhealthy behaviors such as excess alcohol intake, smoking, irregular diet and low physical activity have been identified as significant influencers of poor health in individuals and communities. Changing health behaviors is not an easy task, but Tanner Health System in Georgia and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Vermont have taken monumental steps toward decreasing risky behaviors and encouraging engagement in safer, healthy behaviors.
- Jill Lord, Director of Community Health, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
- Patricia Mitchell, Community Outreach Coordinator, Tanner Health System
- Phyllis Head, Community Outreach Coordinator, Tanner Health System
- Moderator: Kevin Alvarnaz, Director, Community Health and Wellness, WellSpan