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Continuing the Conversation - Work as a Social Determinant of Health

Continuing the Conversation - Work as a Social Determinant of Health

Date 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Contact 

 

 
Photo of Linda Delp
Work as a Social
Determinant of Health

Wednesday, March 12, Noon - 1:00pm PST

Linda Delp, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Director
UCLA-LOSH (Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program) 

Americans are spending more and more time at work, but we often ignore the impact of working conditions on our health. Whether it's the strain of prolonged computer use or pesticide poisoning among food-workers, the work we do impacts our health on many levels. Dr. Linda Delp will discuss working conditions as a social determinant of health and analyze health disparities using case studies of key working populations. Focusing on women, immigrant workers and those in low wage jobs, she will describe the changing nature of work and its impact on eroding standards of worker health. She will also offer strategies for improving these conditions through worker organizing, advocacy and public health policy initiatives.