Presented by Dr. Gita Wahi and Dr. Stacey Marjerrison
Friday February 21, 2020 at 12 pm in HSC-3A14
The social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as: “conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age”. One in 10 Canadian children live in low-income households, which may include a lack of housing, poor literacy, inaccessibility to transportation and food insecurity. All of these social risks have a negative impact on health.
The objectives of this Research Roundtable are to:
- Describe a program of research that addresses health equity among children: “HATCH”
- Discuss two projects that address social needs among children cared for at McMaster Children’s Hospital:
- The impact of neighbourhood marginalization on children with chronic health conditions
- Addressing the social needs of children with obesity: a pilot randomized controlled study