Social Determinants of Mental Health

What are the Social Determinants 
of Mental Health?

What are the Social Determinants
of Mental Health?

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Poverty.  Violence.  Racism.  Abandoned housing. Safety.  Green space.  Clean air and water.

These are social determinants of mental health—all shaped by public policy. Change them, and you change public health and the health of communities. Where do you start?

Learn more about the social determinants of mental health and Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), through the Adler University’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE).  ISE leads new thinking and practice on the social determinants of mental health, to help communities and policymakers improve community well-being.

For their collaboration and involvement with the MHIA project, the ISE recognizes and thanks its team members, advisors, and partners from:

  • The residents and leaders of Chicago’s Englewood community, and partner organizations Englewood Community Health Center, Greater Englewood Block Club Coalition, Imagine Englewood IF, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), St. Bernard Hospital, Teamwork Englewood, and U.S. Bank – Englewood Branch
  • CeaseFire
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative (EAVI)
  • Human Impact Partners
  • Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kennedy-King City College of Chicago
  • Millennia Consulting
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
  • Northern Illinois University Public Health Program
  • Pew Health Impact Project
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Safer Foundation
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Stewart Communications
  • Faculty from the University of California-Berkeley’s schools of Public Health and Urban Planning
  • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Varga and Associates

We thank these partners whose funding support has made MHIA possible:

 About "The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward"

This second global conference of the ISE in Chicago in September 2012 examined how to create cities that promote the mental health and well-being of their residents. Keynote speaker was the globally recognized epidemiologist Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot MBBS, MPH, PhD, Director of the University College London Institute of Health Equity (Marmot Institute), and Chair of the European Review on the Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide.

 ISE Executive Director Lynn Todman, PhD also joined her project team in presenting a post-conference workshop on Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) as a tool for creating public policy that promotes population mental health.

Hosted by the Adler University’s ISE, the conference was jointly sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine and the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work

Wherever You Live, Wherever You Work: The Social Determinants Of Mental Health

Wherever You Live,
Wherever You Work:
The Social Determinants
Of Mental Health

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