Social Determinants of Health and High-Impact Preventable Illnesses

October 14, 2020

Activity description

This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group Community & State Texas.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in social determinants of health.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
  • List the 5 key elements of SDoH
  • Recognize how addressing SDoH impact health and cost of care
  • Identify how culture impacts SDoH
  • Realize the importance of listening to the history

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
10/14/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2020 - 2:00pm EDT

UnitedHealthcare Medical Director
Community Plans of Texas

Dr. Shaw-Rice is board certified in internal medicine and is a Medical Director with UnitedHealthcare - Community and State based in Houston, Texas. She has worked as an executive leader in administrative health care for over 10 years. Before that, she had a clinical practice for 20 years, and she was the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award and Top Doc award for many years. Her primary clinical focus has been the management and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in marginalized communities. Today, her main focus is in the area of process improvement and program redesign. She has a particular interest in utilization management, population health, relationship building and cultural competence.  

Dr. Shaw-Rice is a Certified Medical Executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician leadership and a Certified Peer Reviewer. She is also certified in health care quality management. Dr. Shaw-Rice obtained her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her residency in internal medicine in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine and earned a Master's degree in medical management (MMM) from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group Community & State Texas. OptumHealth Education is jointly 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements

The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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Activity date/time: This live webcast will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 12–1 p.m. CDT (1-2  p.m. EDT; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT; 10–11 a.m. PDT).

Fees: There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.

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