On Friday, May 8th, SCI presented a Forum on Social Capital and Health at Boston University School of Public Health. The Forum was attended by over 100 people, many of whom work in the health field.
BUSPH Dean Sandro Galea gave an engaging and informative presentation on the social production of health (his slides are available here
). Galea emphasized that, while the US has some of the best hospitals in the world, many Americans don't live long enough or have the resources to access these benefits due to social determinants of health.
The Dean's address was followed by a panel conversation
featuring Abigial Ortiz of Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Allison Bauer of the Boston Foundation, Mo Barbosa of Health Resources in Action, and Luis Prado, Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Chelsea. The panel was moderated by Harold Cox of BUSPH.