Integrating the social determinants of health framework in the medical school curricula
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe how UK medical schools incorporate SDH instruction into their curricula. Explain how UK medical school students perceive the impact of social factors on disease. Discuss how students view their role as future physicians in addressing SDH. Discuss what barriers medical school students see as preventing them from addressing SDH in their future practices.
Keyword(s): Social Inequalities, Professional Training
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a physician and public health practitioner, I have been the principal investigator of multiple studies relating to the social determinants of health (SDH)--particularly how policymakers, public health professionals, and the public view SDH. Through professional presentations, publications, and training seminars, I have taught stakeholders how to access health data, frame the SDH message effectively, and communicate appropriate messages to decision-makers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.