Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Inequalities: Theory and Evidence
Illustration of People in Action

Course Objective

  • Identify the fundamental causes of health inequalities.
  • Describe the research evidence regarding the association between social conditions and health/mortality.
  • Explain how policy and public health practice can address the fundamental causes of health inequalities.

Date: January 6, 2015

Reviewed June 30, 2020

Bruce G. Link, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Social Inequalities and Health
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

In this webinar, participants are given an introduction to the social determinants of health that underlie health disparities and the mechanism for the associations between social determinants of health and poor health outcomes.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center