Practice Transformation Series: Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Beyond the Clinic Walls
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, age, and the wider set of forces and systems that shape the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic and social policies, social norms, and political systems. These factors impact a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes. This module is designed to provide step-by-step instructions to engage practice team members in addressing SDOH. Looking beyond the clinical conditions of a patient and understanding a patient's social and physical environment leads to more comprehensive patient care. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact the STEPS Forward team at stepsforward@ama-assn.org.
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Practice Transformation Series: Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Beyond the Clinic Walls
Release Date: August 30, 2018 
Expiration Date: August 31, 2021

Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  1. Define social determinants of health and how they can impact  an individual’s health
  2. Identify how best to understand the health needs of your community and ways to  engage community members to improve their  overall health
  3. Describe how your practice can select and define a plan to begin addressing social determinants of health  
  4. Explain the different tools available to screen patients and how your practice can link patients to these resources

Target Audiences
The educational activity is designed for all physicians, senior leadership executives (CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CWOs), health professionals, and health related office managers. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies; practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

Claiming Your CME Credit 
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 1) view the module content in its entirety, 2) answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation.  

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
 
Planning Committee
Janet Williams, MA, CME Program Committee Advisor, American Medical Association 
Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP, Vice President, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association 
Allison Winkler, MPH, Senior Content Specialist, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association 
Samantha Leicht, MBA, Program Administrator, American Medical Association

Faculty
Theresa Green, Ph.D., MBA, Director of Community Health Education and Policy, UR Medicine, Author 
Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, Director of Center for Community Health and Prevention, UR Medicine, Author 
Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Sustainable Healthy Communities, Author 
Marie Brown, MD, FACP, Associate Professor, Rush University, Senior Advisor Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association, Author 
Allison Winkler, MPH, Senior Content Specialist, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association, Author 
Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, President, HealthBegins, Reviewer

Several modules have been developed from the generous grant funding of the federal
Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI), an effort designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation through TCPI's Practice Transformation Networks. The AMA, in collaboration with TCPI, is providing technical assistance and peer-level support to enrolled practices by way of STEPS Forward resources. The AMA is also engaging the national physician community in health care transformation through network projects, change packages, success stories and training modules.

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher. 
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher. 
Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact STEPS Forward team at steps.forward@ama-assn.org.

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.
Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
15 Registered Users
Credits
0.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians