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Social Determinants of Health: A Panel Discussion

Young Female Doctor Business Audience
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Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Activity description
According to the World Health Organization, social determinants of health (SDOH) are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” There is increasing awareness that SDOH affect physical and mental health outcomes. Understanding an individual’s SDOH can help uncover social and behavioral factors that impact their health. This discussion will address the impact of SDOH for improving overall health, and also for reducing health disparities that are often rooted in social and economic disadvantages.

This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group—Center for Clinician Advancement.

Target audience

  • Case managers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Physician assistances
  • Physicians
  • Social workers
  • Other HCPs who are interested in social determinants of health

Learning objectives

  • Explore ways in which HCPs can understand the significance of SDOH on social and behavioral factors that impact health.
  • Identify ways in which HCPs can recognize and address SDOH needs, and strategies to mitigate their impact on patients' outcomes.
  • State ways in which family caregivers can be incorporated into health care teams.
  • Provide examples of how the health care industry can address SDOH barriers.
  • List examples of where the health care industry can facilitate industry thought-leadership on SDOH.