Healthy People 2020 identifies health and healthcare as a pillar of the social determinants of health. In fact, it may be the most salient social determinant of health, as this pillar encompasses something very tangible to individuals: their health and how they interact with the healthcare system to improve their health. This course provides an in-depth and interactive analysis of this pillar and how it affects the health and well-being of individuals. You will learn about three critical components: access to healthcare, access to primary care, and health literacy. You will also learn how to leverage this knowledge as a health care provider to improve your patients’ health outcomes. This course is the fourth in a five-part series of courses on the social determinants of health.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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 (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Access to Healthcare
A. Meet Donna
B. What Does Access to Healthcare Mean?
C. Disparities in Access
D. Results of Poor Access
E. Other Barriers
F. Addressing Access to Healthcare
H. Yuki’s Story
Section 3: Access to Primary Care
A. Why Is Primary Care Important?
B. Primary Care Shortages
C. Addressing Access to Primary Care
E. Jaryd’s Plan of Action F. Summary
Section 4: Health Literacy
A. What Is Health Literacy?
B. Literacy Affects Health Outcomes
C. Addressing Health Literacy
E. How Can You Help Alejandro?
F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
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.
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