Social Determinants of Health and Impact on Patient Care

Enduring - This is a virtual, asynchronous educational session that is part of the Center for Faculty and Professional Development’s Foundations in Health Systems Science series.

Healthcare delivery science education (HDSE) is increasingly needed by physicians balancing clinical care, practice management, and leadership responsibilities in their daily lives. Continuing professional development initiatives can empower health professionals to optimize strategic and system-focused educational roles and responsibilities.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, advanced practitioners, and all health professions educators across the Geisinger system.  Other learner groups such as residents and fellows, non-clinician educators, program administrators, program Organizers and directors would also benefit from this education.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • define and describe SDOH (Social Determinants of Health)
  • explain why SDOH are important to patients, members, and the organization and how SDOH impacts one's overall health outcomes
  • describe Geisinger's SDOH strategy
  • apply SDOH knowledge to real life situations
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 1.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    01/05/2024
    Course expires: 
    01/05/2027
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
    0

    Social Determinants of Health

    This is an asynchronous enduring material activity.

    Activity Director
    Nicole Woll, PhD, MEd
    Vice Dean, Faculty and Professional Development
    Executive Director, Geisinger Academy of Educators
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Geisinger Faculty
    Ali Chittalia, MD, MHA
    Program Director, DEI, Graduate Medical Education
    Physician, Primary Care and Informatics
     
    Maria Welch, MPH, CHES
    Program Manager, Health and Wellness
    Geisinger Medical Center
     

    Accreditation 

    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

     

     

     

    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 1 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.
     

    Disclaimer

    This Geisinger continuing education activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only.  Information and opinions offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints.  Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

    While Geisinger makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered.  The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
     

    Terms of Approval

    January 05, 2024 – January 05, 2027

    Original release date

    January 05, 2024
     

    Peer Review

    On January 05, 2024, this continuing education online material was reviewed by Courtney Hugo, MEd, Manager, Continuing Education at Geisinger. To ensure the scientific relevance of this enduring material, its contents will be reviewed
    again in January 2027.
     

    Disclosure  

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activities sponsored by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

    If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box on the evaluation form.  Please answer the questions about balance on the CE activity evaluation form candidly.

    The following individual(s) have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities who products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

    Courtney Hugo, MEd, MS, Aliasgar Chittalia, MD, MHA, Maria Welch, MPH, CHES, Nicole Woll PhD, MEd, Rob Cooney, MD, MSMedEd, Karen Tillotson, PA-C, Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD, CRNA, Daniel Longyhore, PharmD, Annie Seif, BS and Kristi Shirk, BA.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    • 1.00 Contact Hours

    Price

    Cost:
    $0.00
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