Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Huntington Hilton, Melville, NY 11747



Tuesday October 4, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Huntington Hilton 
598 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, NY 11747

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Alexis Rodgers, LMSW 
Association for Mental Health and Wellness 
631-471-7242 x1315 

The Social Determinants of Mental Health 

Join us during National Mental Health Awareness Week for an instructive and didactic workshop on the Social Determinants of Mental Health.

This is a free event. For those requiring Social Work Continung Education Credit, a $20 fee will be charged.

This presentation will provide an overview of the social determinants of mental health, review the evidence of mental health inequities in the United States, and consider solutions to addressing the social determinants of mental health from a policy perspective. 

Attendees will understand how the social determinants impact the mental health of individuals. Attendees will also be able to identify the social determinants of mental health:
  1. Neighborhood and built environments, including transportation
  2. Health and access to healthcare
  3. Education
  4. Social and community environment
  5. Economic stability (jobs with livable wages)
Attendees will be able to discuss the difference between health inequities and health disparities:
  1. Disparities: The differences in health status among distinct segments of the population including differences that occur by gender, race, ethnicity, education, income, disability, or living in various geographic areas.
  2. Inequities: Disparities in health that are a result of systemic, avoidable, and unjust social and economic policies and practices that create barriers to opportunity. 
Attendees will learn how to take action to affect policy changes:
  1. Advocate for policies and laws that improve education, increase employment opportunities, decrease food insecurity, end discrimination, and improve housing standards
  2. Meet with local elected officials and provide them with expert advice
  3. Collaborate with others outside of the mental health field.  

Approved for 3 Social Work Continuning Education Hours

The Association for Mental Health & Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0156

New York State office of Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive continuing education credits, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. No partial credit will be given for late arrival or early depature. 

                                                                   About the Presenter                                                                   

Ruth Shim, MD, MPH is Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development and Chief of Outpatient Psychiatry Services in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a division of Northwell Health. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Shim is board certified in psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Preventive Psychiatry and Fellowship Committees of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.

She previously served on the National Academies of Sciences Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms which recently released their final report, Ending Discrimination against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of American Psychiatric Publishing. She is co-editor (with Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH) of the book, The Social Determinants of Mental Health.

This event is free to attend but registration is required.
Continung Education Hours for Social Work  are available  for a $20.00 fee 

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