Webinar for Behavioral Health Providers: Social Determinants of Health in Epilepsy


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Originally published on August 24, 2020.

Webinar held Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Please join us for a webinar hosted by the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) and the Epilepsy Foundation, titled “Social Determinants of Health in Epilepsy.”

The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and 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 and epilepsy care have been identified based on such factors as socioeconomic position, race/ethnicity, or place of residence. Knowledge about the social determinants in epilepsy informs public health, health care, and community strategies to eliminate disparities and improve care and outcomes for all people living with epilepsy.


“Social Determinants of Health in Epilepsy”

  • Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET

You can positively impact the lives of your patients by increasing your knowledge of epilepsy. This webinar will provide you with an overview of social determinants of health in epilepsy; after completing the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the social determinants of health framework
  • Define and distinguish between health disparities and health inequities
  • Identify the social determinants of health and disparities in epilepsy and epilepsy care
  • Identify strategies to address disparities in epilepsy and epilepsy care
  • Discuss the role of advocacy groups, health care systems, academic institutions, and community partnerships in eliminating disparities in epilepsy and epilepsy care


Ron Manderscheid PhD

Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
Executive Director, National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
Adjunct Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California
Adjunct Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Cate Brocker MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Director, Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute

Guest Speakers

Magdalena Szaflarski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Scientist in Medicine & Public Health
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Registration closed; watch the recording above.

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-04-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Authored by: Epilepsy Foundation Health Communications on 8/2020

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