2016 UI College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture
A Change for the Better: Engaging with Communities to Improve Health
Edith Parker, MPH, DrPh
Professor and Head, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
College of Public Health, The University of Iowa
Wednesday, August 31
N110 College of Public Health Building
A reception will follow in the CPHB atrium.
Despite our emphasis on health care as the driver of health in the U.S., it has been estimated that only 20% of health outcomes are attributed to clinical care, while 70% of health outcomes are related to a combination of health behaviors (30%) and social factors (40%) that impact behaviors and/or health. A considerable body of knowledge has been developed about behavior change to improve health, including strategies to impact social determinants of behavior and health. This talk will provide an overview of those strategies, with a particular focus on what we know about community interventions for behavior change to improve health.