Massachusetts Medical Society: Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care

Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care

Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care - Module 1

Course Overview

An individuals social, physical and economic circumstances are strongly linked to his/her health. These social realities mean a lack of nutritious food, unhealthy housing conditions, substandard education, exposure to violence or discrimination - all of which have a negative impact on health  that results in higher rates of acute and chronic disease, mental illness and substance use.  Physicians often look only to treat the patients complaint or disease and do not consider social determinants when treating patients and families.

Not recognizing the impact of social determinants on health (SDH) contributes  to the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care.  Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health will generate more awareness of the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities.  Physicians need to increase their competence in how to incorporate SDH into care plans. They, and other providers, will need to provide more comprehensive care with greater  awareness of, and exposure to, the social determinants of health and about the health challenges facing vulnerable populations.

Physicians will be more effective if they are trained in early recognition and identification of economic, physical and  social factors that impact health. 

Course Objectives

  • Describe how socioeconomic factors effect health and wellness
  • Summarize the correlation between the United States healthcare spending and health outcomes
  • Explain how employing strategies to address social determinants of health in clinical interactions can help ensure patients obtain medical care and follow instructions  

Faculty

Opening Remarks  
James Gessner, MD, President, Massachusetts Medical Society 
Steven Ringer, MD, PhD, Chair, Committee on Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society                                         
Harold Cox, Moderator, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Boston University School of Public Health 

Keynote Speaker: Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $9.00
Non-MMS Member: $16.50
Allied Health Professionals: $7.20

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ 

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term

Original Release Date: January 28, 2018
Review Date: N/A     
Termination Date: January 28, 2021   

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops  
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher  

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10  
Firefox 18.0+  
Chrome 26+  
Safari 5+  
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)  
Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.  


Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care - Module 2

Course Overview

An individuals social, physical and economic circumstances are strongly linked to his/her health. These social realities mean a lack of nutritious food, unhealthy housing conditions, substandard education, exposure to violence or discrimination - all of which have a negative impact on health  that results in higher rates of acute and chronic disease, mental illness and substance use.  Physicians often look only to treat the patients complaint or disease and do not consider social determinants when treating patients and families.   

Not recognizing the impact of social determinants on health (SDH) contributes  to the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care.  Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health will generate more awareness of the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities.  Physicians need to increase their competence in how to incorporate SDH into care plans. They, and other providers, will need to provide more comprehensive care with greater  awareness of, and exposure to, the social determinants of health and about the health challenges facing vulnerable populations.   

Physicians will be more effective if they are trained in early recognition and identification of economic, physical and  social factors that impact health.   

Course Objectives

  • Analyze the comparative data on health spending and social services spending
  • State the association between health expenditures and social services expenditures
  • List which social services produce better health and reduce health costs
  • Describe the benefits of integrating health services with social services

Faculty

Lauren Taylor, MDiv, MPH, Co-Author, The American Health Care Paradox, Doctoral Student, Health Policy and Management, Harvard Business School 

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $6.00 
Non-MMS Member: $11.00 
Allied Health Professionals: $4.80

Format

Slides & Video 

CME Credit

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term

Original Release Date: January 28, 2018
Review Date: N/A    
Termination Date: January 28, 2021   

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops  
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher  

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10  
Firefox 18.0+  
Chrome 26+  
Safari 5+  
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)  
Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care - Module 3

Course Overview

An individuals social, physical and economic circumstances are strongly linked to his/her health. These social realities mean a lack of nutritious food, unhealthy housing conditions, substandard education, exposure to violence or discrimination - all of which have a negative impact on health  that results in higher rates of acute and chronic disease, mental illness and substance use.  Physicians often look only to treat the patients complaint or disease and do not consider social determinants when treating patients and families.    

Not recognizing the impact of social determinants on health (SDH) contributes  to the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care.  Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health will generate more awareness of the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities.  Physicians need to increase their competence in how to incorporate SDH into care plans. They, and other providers, will need to provide more comprehensive care with greater  awareness of, and exposure to, the social determinants of health and about the health challenges facing vulnerable populations.    

Physicians will be more effective if they are trained in early recognition and identification of economic, physical and  social factors that impact health. 

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the difference between fundamental redesign and incrementalism in health care reform
  • Describe the misconception about individuals who have unmet social needs  

Faculty

Rocco Perla, Ed.D, President, Health Leads

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $3.00 
Non-MMS Member: $5.50 
Allied Health Professionals: $2.40

Format

Video 

CME Credit

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of .25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term

Original Released Date: January 28, 2018
Review Date: N/A
Termination Date: January 28, 2021

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops 
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher  

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10  
Firefox 18.0+  
Chrome 26+  
Safari 5+  
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)  
Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.  


Social Determinants of Health: Improving Population Health through Prevention Based Care - Module 4

Course Overview

An individuals social, physical and economic circumstances are strongly linked to his/her health. These social realities mean a lack of nutritious food, unhealthy housing conditions, substandard education, exposure to violence or discrimination - all of which have a negative impact on health  that results in higher rates of acute and chronic disease, mental illness and substance use.  Physicians often look only to treat the patients complaint or disease and do not consider social determinants when treating patients and families. 

Not recognizing the impact of social determinants on health (SDH) contributes  to the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care.  Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health will generate more awareness of the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities.  Physicians need to increase their competence in how to incorporate SDH into care plans. They, and other providers, will need to provide more comprehensive care with greater  awareness of, and exposure to, the social determinants of health and about the health challenges facing vulnerable populations. 

Physicians will be more effective if they are trained in early recognition and identification of economic, physical and  social factors that impact health. 

Course Objectives

  • Describe the role of physicians in addressing social needs in practice
  • Explain the importance of identifying patients unmet social needs through screening
  • List the barriers to addressing the social determinants of health in practice

Faculty

Panel Discussion and Q & A
James O'Connell, MD, President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Arvin Garg, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Kathryn Brodowski, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Research, Greater Boston Food Bank

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00 
Non-MMS Member: $22.00 
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format

Video 

CME Credit

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistans may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term

Original Release Date: January 28, 2018
Review Date: N/A    
Termination Date: January 28, 2021   

System Requirements

Desktops/Laptops 
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8  
Mac OSX 10.6 higher  

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10  
Firefox 18.0+  
Chrome 26+  
Safari 5+  
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)  
Android devices including tablets and phones.  
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported. 


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