Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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How Our Environment Gets Under Our Skin

October 09, 2018 | 02:00 PM
03:00 PM ET

A growing body of research over the past decade has begun to tease out the ways that geography and discrimination affect physiology and health. Neighborhood conditions, access to healthy food, the experience of race and class — such forces can influence everything from average lifespan to chronic disease rates to birth outcomes. At the same time, an emerging field of science is showing how these drivers of health are manifested down to the level of our DNA. The webinar covered key insights from the research, explained its implications for public policy, and explored how this new understanding might change how we report on health.

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Anthony Iton
The California Endowment
Elissa Epel
University of California