The physical environment in which individuals live has a direct impact on their health and wellness and on their ability to access healthcare. Healthy People 2020 identifies neighborhoods and the built environment as a pillar of the social determinants of health tied to health outcomes. This course provides an in-depth analysis of this pillar and how it affects the health and well-being of patient populations. You will learn about four components: access to healthy foods, quality of housing, crime and violence, and environmental conditions. You will also learn how to leverage this knowledge as a health care practitioner to improve treatment planning for your patients and, ultimately, their health outcomes. This course is the fifth in a five-part series of courses on the social determinants of health.
DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 0.70 contact hours for participating in this course.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290
Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Neighborhood and the Built Environment A. How Do Neighborhoods Affect Health? B. Poverty and Racial Discrimination C. Social Environment D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Access to Healthy Foods A. Access to Healthy Foods B. Rural and Urban Access to Healthy Foods C. Addressing Food Insecurity D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Quality of Housing A. Housing and Health B. Insecure Housing and Homelessness C. Public and Assisted Housing D. Addressing Quality of Housing E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Crime and Violence A. Exposure to Violence and its Impact on Health B. Violence within Families C. Violence within Neighborhoods D. Addressing Violence in Patient Populations E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Environmental Conditions A. Environmental Factors of Health B. Built Environment C. Transportation D. Addressing Environmental Factors of Health E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam
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.Staff Writer: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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