“Conceptualizing Social Determinants of Neighborhood Health through a Youth Lens”

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health Seminar Series will feature a presentation by Elizabeth Benninger, a postdoctoral fellow, titled “Conceptualizing Social Determinants of Neighborhood Health through a Youth Lens.”

This presentation draws on social determinants of health literature to frame the ways in which youth (ages 14–17) experience historical disadvantage within the neighborhood and how this influences their health outcomes. 

Benninger will report on findings from a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) case study with 14 African American youth in Cleveland to argue that racial discrimination shapes the social determinants of health, which in turn, contributes toward disparities in child health outcomes across their life course.

Benninger’s research focuses on national and international collaborations that specifically aim to promote the health and well-being of children and families within communities experiencing high levels of poverty and violence.

This presentation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. Register for the session.

Find out more about the seminar series.