Social Determinants of Health for Health Care Professionals - N44140

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to identify the categories of social determinants of health (SDOH) for healthcare professionals, explain the differences and relationships between social determinants and behavioral factors and the possible effects on health, review population health and population management, and discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the SDOH.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to do the following:
  • Name the five categories of health determinants
  • Recognize the difference between various health determinants, including genetics, health behaviors, social and environmental factors, and healthcare.
  • Identify ways social and economic factors affect health behaviors and health outcomes.
  • Explain why it is important to understand the effect of social determinants on the health of individuals.
  • Discuss methods to integrate social care into healthcare. 
About the Authors:
Cheryl Jackson, DNP, RN,
has over 30 years of professional nursing experience. The past 20 years she has been a nurse practitioner in rural family practice, urgent care, and most recently she has cared for uninsured adults in a rural setting. She also teaches diagnosis and management and advanced pharmacology to nurse practitioner students.
Melinda Barret, PhD, RN

Melinda Barret, PhD, RN, has over 30 years of professional nursing experience, working primarily in public and community health settings, including home, school, and occupational health. She currently teaches public health nursing to undergraduate BSN students and continues to practice as a certified school nurse and in occupational health settings. 

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a three-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course.  These questions are NOT GRADED.  The correct answer is shown after you answer the question.  If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided.  These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition

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