How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick – An Honest Look at Social Determinants and What We Can Do About It.

Veronica Squires with Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC 

Room 5

Buildings with mold trigger asthma and other respiratory conditions. Geographic lack of access to food and healthcare increases childhood mortality. Community violence traumatizes residents. Poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing, food insecurity, racial injustice and oppression cause physical changes in the body, resulting in disease and death. Our neighborhoods are literally making us sick. But there is hope. Loving our neighbor includes creating social environments in which people can be healthy. This session will help audience members understand how clinics, non-profits, and individuals can make a meaningful impact.