The Social Determinants of Urban Health
The Poverty, Promise, and Possibility initiative from the University of Chicago represents a bold and timely effort to bring together the University’s scholarly resources on issues of poverty in new, more publicly accessible, and more socially relevant ways. The aim is to highlight the useable knowledge available through the University for the purpose of illuminating both the pressing problems of poverty in our area and the practical steps that local communities can take to address such problems.
As part of our free public discussion, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker will present on "The Social Determinants of Urban Health." Dr. Whitaker is the Executive Vice President, Strategic Affiliations and Associate Dean of Community-based Research at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). He is responsible for leading the UCMC’s Urban Health Initiative, linking the Medical Center’s mission of patient care, teaching and research for the purpose of improving the health of South Side residents.