107: Multi-Level Social and Structural Determinants of Family Health
Jerica M. Berge
- Families & Health
About the Session
Conference Attendance Hours: 1
NBCC CE Hours: 1
Social and structural determinants of family health are an underlying cause of many critical public health problems including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and depression and are strongly linked with morbidity and mortality. A key reason why these social and structural determinants of family health are so strongly associated with negative health outcomes is because they are multi-level and often are transmitted intergenerationally. Before interventions can be developed to achieve health equity, it is necessary to more comprehensively understand the factors driving social and structural determinants of health through a family systems lens. This symposium will present four papers that have been carefully selected to cover multi-level social and structural determinants of family health with diverse families. A family systems framework guides the research questions, study designs, and analyses of these four papers. These presentations will identify potential factors for intervention development that will promote health equity across diverse family types.
- To educate participants regarding social and structural determinants of health and their associations with poor family health outcomes.
- To examine how multi-level social and structural determinants of family health are typically studied and introduce a family-level approach.
- To demonstrate research findings identifying potential targets for intervening on social and structural determinants of family health.
Subject Codes: public health, racism, food (in)security
Population Codes: middle childhood, obesity, Multiracial or ethnic
Method and Approach Codes: ecological momentary assessment, mixed-methodology, quantitative methodology