Annotation: This program highlights a public health approach that includes policy, systems and environmental changes that can significantly impact the social determinants of health and subsequently lay the groundwork to achieve health equity. It explains health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health, giving examples as seen in community health centers. The speakers describe what policy systems and environmental changes are required for impact to be measurable as measured by a Health Impact Pyramid. Handouts of the presentation (28 slides), CE credit information, and an evaluation and post-test are provided.
Learning Objectives: • Describe the social determinants of health, the effect they have on chronic disease/diabetes and how they contribute to health disparities/inequities.
• Explain the differences between health disparity and health inequity.
• Understand how health equity affects every individual.
• Describe the impact of public policy on vulnerable rural and urban New York State communities
• Understand the policy, systems and environmental changes that impact social determinants.
Special Instructions: This training downloads onto your computer and needs RealPlayer to operate.
Continuing Education: Nursing Contact Hours, CME, and CHES credits are available. Users need to fill out an evaluation and post-test.