Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM CST
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State Capitol, Room 411-South 
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53703

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Sam Austin 
UW Population Health Institute 

The Other Half of Health: An Introduction to Social Determinants 


Due to high demand, general public registration for this program is closed. Please follow the link below to register for the waitlist, and to receive program materials and video by e-mail following the event. 

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LEGISLATORS AND STAFF. Please contact Sam Austin at svaustin@wisc.edu to register for this program.

Click Here to Register for the Waitlist 

Health is not only driven by what happens in a doctor's office, or by a person's habits or behaviors, but also by the conditions in which people live, grow, work, and learn. Collectively these are referred to as the the social and environmental determinants of health, and include the following factors:

Income and Employment
Family and Social Support
Community Safety
Air and Water Quality
Housing and Transit

Join us for the first in a series of Capitol briefings, held in collaboration with the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, that will provide an introduction to how each of those factors impact health, and current state and national information on each factor. The first of the sessions will deal with family and social support, including data on what Wisconsin families look like today, initiatives that aim to build family and social support to improve health outcomes, and considerations for policymakers.

Featuring presentations from

Lawrence Berger
Director, Institute for Research on Poverty and
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, UW-Madison School of Social Work


Gina Green-Harris
 Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships
Director, Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families and
Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Milwaukee Regional Office
UW School of Medicine and Public Health




The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project works to connect research and expertise generated at the University and elsewhere into the state health-policymaking process, to improve the health or our state. The project is a partnership of the UW Population Health Insitute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Office.