It’s estimated that 20 percent of variation in health outcomes is due to medical and healthcare system factors. Environment makes up a significant portion of the other 80 percent. Stephanie Mayne, PhD, MHS, epidemiologist and research scientist at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, provides information to help primary care clinicians understand neighborhood-level social determinants of health, including: the roots of disparities in resources by neighborhood and how this affects children; specific neighborhood attributes that impact sleep and mental health, such as noise, violence, pollution, tree canopy and green space; suggestions for how to advocate for interventions; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on March 29, 2023.
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