APHI Nexus 2021

Identifying Social and Structural Determinants of Health Equity and Strategies for Taking Action 

The presentation opens with an overview of what we know about the realities and challenges of structural and social determinants on health. It then explores the strategic value of collaborative engagement and systems-change as sustainable solutions for promoting health and addressing historic/embedded inequities and needed economic and social justice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

Joseph Telfair 

DrPH, MSW, MPH, HonFRSPH

Past President, American Public Health Association (APHA)

Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Research 

Karl E. Peace Distinguished Chair of Public Health 

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University 

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Dr. Telfair has devoted his 30-year career to, and is internationally known for, his research, teaching and practice in the areas of social epidemiology, cultural and linguistic competency, public health genetics, elimination of health inequities and disparities, community-based and rural health practice, program evaluation, and policy issues concerning women, adolescents and persons in under-resourced/under-served areas at the local, state, national and global levels. He also focuses on health care issues for poor, rural, and multi-cultural/multi-ethnic populations as well as advocacy for persons with chronic health conditions. As a public health researcher and practitioner, Dr. Telfair uses and engages in participatory and mixed methods of research and evaluation, community-based and rural health practice, program evaluation, and policy issues with local, national, and global health leaders and governments. Notable past positions include President of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Currently. Dr. Telfair is a Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Research at Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, and a Karl E. Peace Distinguished Chair of Public Health.