Leave No Veteran Behind

In this health equity podcast, Lauren Russell, Dr. Johanne Eliacin and Dr. Alicia Cohen discuss the role social factors of health have in influencing Veterans’ health outcomes. Russell is the co-Access Lead for VA New England.

The project manager and implementation lead for the Addressing Circumstances & Offering Resources for Needs (ACORN) initiative aims to identify and address Veterans’ health-related social needs.

Eliacin is a research health scientist with the Center for Health Information and Communication at Roudebush VA.

Cohen is a physician at Providence VA.

Russell, Eliacin and Cohen share their perspectives on social determinants of health. Social determinants of health are defined as the conditions in which people live, work and play. They also involve the broader policies and environments that shape daily life. These are commonly referred to as social factors. (Continue to podcast here…)

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