Social Determinants of Health: Social and Community Context

Social Determinants of Health: Social and Community Context 

Health outcomes are influenced in myriad ways by an individual’s social environment and their community. For example, community has been linked to such outcomes as body mass index (Diez Roux & Mair, 2010), homicide rates (Bharmal et al., 2015), and suicidal behavior (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], n.d.). Due to these strong influences on health outcomes, the Healthy People 2020 campaign identifies social and community context as a pillar of the social determinants of health. Of particular importance, however, is how this pillar fits into the larger picture of the social determinants of health. Social and community context has been shown to help negate potentially negative consequences witnessed as a result of the other social determinants of health (Bharmal et al., 2015). In this course, you will be provided with an in-depth analysis of social and community context and how it affects the health and well-being of patient populations. You will learn about its four components, which include social cohesion, civic participation, discrimination, and incarceration. Throughout the course, you will also be presented with information and scenarios that will help you improve treatment planning and health outcomes for your patients.

$19.95

Hours: 0.50
REL-PI-0-P34

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

0.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

0.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

0.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P34
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the components of social and community context.
Explain how social and community context affects your patients’ overall health outcomes.
Identify issues related to your patients’ social and community context.
Create a care plan that overcomes barriers related to social and community context.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Social Cohesion A. Josh and the Community B. Defining Social Cohesion C. Fostering Community Trust D. Health Impacts E. The Effect of Income Inequality F. Addressing Social Cohesion G. Review H. Roger’s Safety I. Summary Section 3: Civic Participation A. Civic Engagement Requires Active Participation B. Engagement to Improve Health C. Youth Engagement D. Volunteering and Older Adults E. Addressing Civic Participation F. Review G. Bindya is Restless H. Summary Section 4: Discrimination A. Linking Discrimination and Health B. Explaining Racial Health Disparities C. The Rise of Microaggressions D. Microaggressions Affect Mental Health E. Racial Bias in Healthcare F. Addressing Discrimination G. Review H. Do You Notice Discrimination? I. Summary Section 5: Incarceration A. How Does Incarceration Affect Health? B. Positive and Negative Health Effects of Incarceration C. Correctional Facilities as Health Collaborators D. Inmate Populations Are Aging E. Access to Healthcare After Release F. Addressing Incarceration G. Review H. Re-Examining Josh’s Situation I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD
Kris Ericson, PhD, is a behavioral health consultant with clients across the country. Her work includes serving as chief executive of The College for Behavioral Health Leadership, assisting states and health plans in the redesign and implementation of Medicaid programs, mentoring emerging leaders, technical writing, education and training, and event planning. Her 30+ year career in the field includes experiences as a clinician, administrator, advocate, and policy maker, and she is passionate about improving the healthcare system to ensure that all people have access to needed care. She participates in several professional societies to continually inform her work. Dr. Ericson completed her baccalaureate studies in psychology at Bethany College, KS. Her graduate studies were undertaken at The Pennsylvania State University resulting in a Master’s in community psychology and a PhD in public administration, with a concentration on health policy. Disclosure: Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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