The opportunity for students to work with patients to address social determinants of health (SDOH) is pivotal to the learning of their professional roles and responsibilities and how to communicate and operate as part of a team. This presentation explores how an allied health program implemented intentional education with students on SDOH followed by opportunities to screen for SDOH with patients in a student-led clinic. Through the screening process, students identified patient needs and provided recommendations and referrals to community organizations through a patient-centered care coordination platform. Students were able to engage and network with additional providers and track outcomes of referrals and services offered to patients. This learning opportunity showcases the important role community organizations and other healthcare providers play in meeting the needs of patients and how this model has the potential to decrease barriers to care for at-risk patients. Through implementation of this method of learning, students had the opportunity to practice and develop the skills needed to address SDOH prior to more advanced fieldwork rotations as part of their professional education. Additionally, students were able to experience first-hand the complexity of addressing SDOH with patient populations beyond case-based or simulated scenarios. During this presentation, a potential framework for integrating this style of learning into current educational programs will be provided and successes and learning opportunities to collaborate with community providers in the current model will be discussed.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.