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What Are Social Determinants of Health?

Learning Objectives:
1. Define social and structural determinants of health
2. Articulate how social and structural determinants of health impact health outcomes
3. Describe the relationship between social and structural determinants od health and health inequities and disparities
4. Identify and uncover social determinants of health during clinical encounters
5. Explain how physicians, other health professionals, health systems, and communities can positively influence social determinants of health to improve health outcomes and health equity
0.5 Credit

This module helps build a foundation for recognizing and addressing the structural drivers and social determinants of health during a clinical encounter in order to improve outcomes and health equity.

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