SDOH Academy Innovations Showcase Competition: Helping Health Centers Build Healthier Communities (2022)



The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Academy is a HRSA-funded collaboration of  multiple National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAPs) working together to offer a coordinated learning approach on multiple community-based SDOH interventions. The SDOH Academy invites staff of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FQHC look-alikes, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and other organizations working in partnership with health centers to participate in the 2022 SDOH Academy Innovations Showcase Competition: Helping Health Centers Build Healthier Communities.  

The entire experience is structured to spark and/or advance innovations that support the role of health centers in creating both individual and systemic changes that address SDOH factors and improve the health of their communities!

Watch a recording of the Kick-Off Webinar here.    The kick-off webinar slide deck can be found herePDF icon kick off slide deck.pdf

This program was recorded virtually in November 2021. For ease of viewing, it has been split into three parts that can be taken independently. After each recording there is a brief test and you must complete the evaluation in order to receive a participation certificate for the modules.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR INNOVATION CLICK HERE!

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

For technical assistance with the modules including account creation and log-in questions, please contact 617-358-5005 or cme@bu.edu

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/20/2021
Course expires: 
03/31/2022

Module I – Helping Health Centers Understand How Economic, Environmental, and Educational Factors Are SDOH

Module I is a pre-recorded training designed to help health centers understand how economic, environmental, and educational factors are SDOH. This module will address critical factors, including strategies to improve financial stability, increase education access, and opportunities and create neighborhoods and environments that promote health and safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce Economic Stability as a Social Determinant of Health and discuss barriers along with possible solutions to these;
  • Provide a broad overview of some of the key social determinants of health related to both the Built Environment as well as the Natural Environment in which people live and work. 
  • Identify how Education as a Social Determinant of Health impacts access to care

Module II – Understanding Age, Race, Nationality, Gender & Sexuality as SDOH

Module II is a pre-recorded training on the importance of social and community context to help health centers understand how age, race, nationality, gender identity, and sexual orientation are SDOH. This module will highlight the value of an intersectional approach and provide examples of innovations that both address health disparities and empower cultural resilience.

Learning Objectives  

  • Understand the impact of social and community support on health and wellbeing in underserved populations.
  • Review strategies for an intersectional approach within practice and policy.
  • Describe examples of targeted interventions that achieve positive health outcomes.
     

Module III – The Role of Health Centers in SDOH Data and Technology

Utilizing data and technology to improve the health of patients can offer opportunities as well as challenges for health centers. Module III is a pre-recorded training designed to help health centers understand how access to technology and digital literacy are critical social drivers of health. This module will also review how SDOH data can be used for predictive modeling and shared to address individual and population health needs.


Learning Objectives 

  • Review the opportunities and challenges for health centers to utilize data and technology to improve the health of patients.
  • Understand how access to technology and digital literacy are critical social drivers of health. 
  • Review examples of how SDOH data can be used for predictive modeling and shared to address individual and population health needs.
     

 

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
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