Social Determinants of Health and the Interconnected Landscape of Holistic Health

Determinants of health are varied and many, encompassing biological, social, structural, environmental, legal, and political determinants. In combination, these determinants bridge downstream and upstream locations; for example, from the clinic office to the school classroom to state-specific legislation. This 90-minute virtual session will cover the many determinants of health, their definitions, related impacts and outcomes, and current interventions, such as social prescribing and CARE courts. We will also discuss the range of competence and importance of advocacy through a trauma-informed lens to advance holistic health for collective benefit.



Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the varied and many determinants of health
  • Identify interconnections and impacts among multiple determinants of health
  • Learn current interventions and what is important to help close gaps in care



Jean Balestrery

Jean Balestrery, PhD

Jean E. Balestrery holds a Joint PhD in Social Work and Anthropology from University of Michigan, a MA in Anthropology from University of Michigan, a MSW from University of Washington and a BA from Brown University. Dr. Balestrery is founder and CEO of Integrated Care Counsel, LLC, a Spirit of Eagles Hampton Faculty Fellow and a licensed independent behavioral health clinician. An interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner with more than twenty years of combined experience in research, training and practice, Dr. Balestrery has presented research nationally and internationally with a focus on holistic health and wellbeing across the life course. Dr. Balestrery is currently a National Association of Social Workers Committee Member for LGBTQ+ Issues, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant Reviewer and Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Co-Production of Knowledge discussion participant.


The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

April 26, 2024
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