Racial Disparities in Health: Why Your Zip Code Matters More than Your Genetic Code

Create a wellbeing culture that prioritizes health equity and positive health outcomes for everyone.

Our health is influenced by more than our genes and our lifestyles.  Our neighborhoods, communities and institutions all play a role in our health. Having access to clean water, healthy food, education, a stable living situation, a strong social support system and a safe workplace are as important to the health of your employees as their age and family health history.

As an extension of our THRIVEx series, we invite you to join Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of The American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Foodsmart (formerly Zipongo) in this virtual event replay to learn how and why social determinants - like zip codes - can be a more reliable indicator of health than one's genetic code.

Meet your speaker:

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Dr. Dexter Shurney
Chief Medical Officer

Watch this replay to learn:

  • Which key factors most influence physical health
  • Why zip codes are more reliable indicators of your employees' health than genetics
  • Immediate steps your organization can take to address social determinants of health
  • How epigenetics and adopting a lifestyle-as-medicine approach can improve health outcomes for future generations
Virgin Pulse is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Watch this replay to receive 1 PDC.

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