Nursing Symposium Considers Social Determinates of Health

Experts Will Speak at the University of Houston Sugar Land Friday

poverty and health
Poverty and other social factors can affect health and well-being

You don’t have to look far to see that poverty and other social factors can affect health and well-being. In many urban areas, including the Houston area, medical deserts are common that effect the longevity and quality of life.

On Friday April 12, healthcare experts will describe how those social factors affect health, including the impact of food insecurity and social isolation. They also will identify practical ways to improve the number of healthy days for patients.

The UH College of Nursing 12th Annual Spring Nursing Forum is free and offers continuing education to nurses, social workers, pharmacists and physicians. Registration is requested. Please RSVP to

Speakers include:

  • Angela Wolff, RN, BSN, CCM - director, Office of Population Health - Bold Gold, Humana
  • Tray E. Cockerell, MA, SPHR - senior executive, Strategic Relationships, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Humana

WHAT:            12th Annual Spring Nursing Forum: Leading to Address Social Determinants of Health

WHEN:            8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Friday, April 12
CEU hours will be offered by Humana for nursing through the Kentucky Board of Nursing; for pharmacy through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (ACPE); for social work through the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and for continuing medical education through the University of Louisville and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

WHERE:          Texas Brazos Hall, Susan Ryon Davis Multi-Purpose Room; University of Houston Sugar Land, 14000 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas

MEDIA CONTACT:  Laurie Fickman, 713-743-8454,