Skip to main content

Closing Keynote: Understanding Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: A New Era for Health Care Professionals

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Leonard Egede, MD, MS
In the era of increased awareness of structural racism and its impact on health, this presentation will discuss the historical basis for health disparities, the impact of social determinants of health and the convergence of health disparities and social determinants of health and how they impact health and health outcomes.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss historical basis for health disparities and sources of health disparities
  2. Identify and describe social determinant of health and articulate the impact of social determinants of health on chronic disease outcomes
  3. Analyze the intersection of social determinant of health with the health care system and discuss potential solutions

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.