Population Health and Health Equity
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A physician, nurse, or other health professional's potential role in patient health does not stop at the clinic doors. Appreciating the impact of social and environmental conditions on health can create physician advocates and elevate the care provided in clinical settings. In four modules featuring academic and practice-based experts, this course introduces key concepts, strategies, and resources for learners to consider and apply in their own practice to improve the health of their communities.
This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.
This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.
Reviewers say, "The training is very informative and helpful for the target audience."
What You'll Learn
Module 1: The Population Health System
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of public health.
- Identify how the health care system influences health equity, including insurance coverage.
- Recognize the importance of and opportunities for collaboration in population health.
Module 2: Social Determinants of Health
- Describe the concept of the social determinants of health.
- Discuss how ‘place’ impacts population and patient health outcomes.
- Identify types of information about a community that can inform a physician’s practice.
Module 3: Personal Influences on Population Health
- Consider the role of physicians as change agents.
- Describe at least one framework for cultural competence.
- Identify at least one interpersonal level strategy for health equity.
Module 4: Policy/Advocacy
- Identify potential roles for physicians in health policy and advocacy work.
- Recognize opportunities to influence organizational and community policy to promote population health and health equity.