Addressing social factors that impact healthcare outcomes is complicated. Recent emphasis on social determinants of health (SDoH) recognizes that our social structures and the conditions in which people live, work, play, and pray serve an important role in enhancing individual and community health outcomes. With the growing emphasis on SDoH within the context of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP), health professions students ought to gain an understanding of the SDoH and learn how to incorporate SDOH screening and screening outcomes into their care plan. Despite a multitude of measures that assess students’ perceived skills and attitudes related to interprofessional engagement and communication, there is a paucity of tools for the assessment of students’ skills associated with the SDoH. The UB iSDoH Scale is a new 10-item self-report instrument measuring self-perceived skills associated with SDoH assessment and implementing solutions to mitigate barriers using an interprofessional perspective. The UB iSDoH Scale was created by members of the University at Buffalo Interprofessional Education Leadership Team and was based on existing validated scales assessing IPCP skills. This brief instrument employs a retrospective pre-test and post-test that allows students to reflect on the skills they had prior to an interprofessional learning experience and how their skills changed in response to the experience. This presentation will discuss the development process for the UB iSDoH Scale, its psychometric properties, and will demonstrate the utility of this measure for assessing interprofessional skills related to SDoH.
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.