The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, work and live, as well as the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. Varying conditions of daily life across social groups and populations result in inequalities (disparities) in health status and access to health resources, such as health care. Disparities in epilepsy have been identified based on such factors as socioeconomic position, race and ethnicity, and place of residence. Increasing awareness and knowledge of social factors in epilepsy is the first step to eliminating disparities and improving care and outcomes for all people living with epilepsy.
This webinar will help viewers define the social determinants of health and health disparities and how these translate to the epilepsy community, as well as identifying strategies that can address disparities in epilepsy care.