Online Program

Addressing Social Factors to Reduce Health Disparities

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will cover social factors aimed at reducing health disparities. We will present strategies and lessons learned from supporting communities in their efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate programs in communities that are impacted by competing social external factors and future implications to address health equity; an online survey was used to assess organizational awareness, adoption, implementation, and anticipated outcomes of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care; how a database was developbed cataloguing available social services across 48 states which is then used by peer-support specialists to refer individuals to social services; how a an evidence-based and consensus-driven patient risk assessment tool was developed that includes validated measures related to race and ethnicity, veteran status, English proficiency, income, insurance, residence, education, employment, material security, housing status, social integration, stress, transportation, and incarceration history and will discuss implementing, using, and disseminating the tool; and the development of a web-based tool to provide Healthy People (HP) 2020 users with summaries of disparities within specific HP 2020 objectives, detailed comparisons by population group for each of the latest data points with available data, and technical information to interpret the data.
Session Objectives: Discuss various models that were employed to achieve health equity. Describe efforts HHS agencies are using to support the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care. Illustrate early indicators of the impact of social service utilization on health outcomes. Identify techniques to use data on the social determinants of health to inform payment reform and risk adjustment policies. Describe how to utilize the Healthy People 2020 health disparities tool to examine health disparities within specific Healthy People 2020 objectives.
Cheryl Gaddis, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Best practices in collecting and using data on the social determinants of health to inform care, public health partnerships, and policy   
Michelle Jester, MA, Michelle Proser, PhD, Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Craig Hostetler, Ricca Prasad, Clement Bezold, PhD, Laurie Francis, BSN, MPH, Alicia Atalla-Mei, Shane Hickey and Vivian Li

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Socialist Caucus, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)