Achieving Health Equity through Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes
October 21, 2010 - 9:00am -10:00am ET
Robert Fullilove, EdD
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health
Pamela Ferrari, RN
Director of Performance Improvement
and Clinical Knowledge Support, Open Door Family Medical Centers Inc.
There is a growing understanding that social determinants, the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, have as much to do with our health as our health care system and personal choices. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces including economics, social policies, education, housing and racial discrimination.
This program will highlight a public health approach that includes policy, systems and environmental changes that can significantly impact the social determinants of health and subsequently lay the groundwork to achieve health equity.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- describe the social determinants of health, the effect they have on chronic disease/diabetes and how they contribute to health disparities/inequities
- explain the differences between health disparity and health inequity
- understand how health equity affects every individual
- describe the impact of public policy on vulnerable rural and urban NYS communities
- understand the policy, systems and environmental changes that impact social determinants
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code 7WDQEL-PRV-10.
Course code 7WDQEL-PRV-10-245; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits are available until October 2013.
There are no conflicts of interest to report for this program.
There is no commercial support for this broadcast.