Social Determinants of Health in Community Pharmacy Training: Pharmacist Registration


Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, has been identified as a national priority. Despite the best efforts of healthcare teams, social factors such as illiteracy, bias, poverty, lack of transportation, unstable housing, lack of health insurance and unemployment can significantly affect a patient’s adherence to the treatment plan. Failure to adequately mitigate these social factors may result in poorer health outcomes and contribute to health disparities. Therefore, it is increasingly important for healthcare providers and organizations to screen patients for social factors that may affect their health care. Screening for SDOH currently occurs in many clinical settings, including emergency department and primary care clinics. There exists an area of opportunity to leverage community pharmacists to make a significant impact in identifying and addressing SDOH. The purpose of this knowledge-based activity is to review the importance of screening patients for social risk factors in community pharmacy, and increase comfort with engaging patients in these conversations.

Date: Apr 20, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

1.00

CE Units

0.100

Registration closes on Apr 20, 2022 11:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Registration closes on Apr 20, 2022 at 11:00 PM

Registration Closed  

Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, has been identified as a national priority. Despite the best efforts of healthcare teams, social factors such as illiteracy, bias, poverty, lack of transportation, unstable housing, lack of health insurance and unemployment can significantly affect a patient’s adherence to the treatment plan. Failure to adequately mitigate these social factors may result in poorer health outcomes and contribute to health disparities. Therefore, it is increasingly important for healthcare providers and organizations to screen patients for social factors that may affect their health care. Screening for SDOH currently occurs in many clinical settings, including emergency department and primary care clinics. There exists an area of opportunity to leverage community pharmacists to make a significant impact in identifying and addressing SDOH. The purpose of this knowledge-based activity is to review the importance of screening patients for social risk factors in community pharmacy, and increase comfort with engaging patients in these conversations.  
 
 
 
 
 

Objectives

  • Recall the impact of SDOH on health outcomes and medication adherence
  • Discuss self-confidence and comfort while screening patients for social risks

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Christe Chen, MBA, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, UTHSC

Christina Leibold, BS

Ken Hohmeier, PharmD
Associate Professor, Director of Community Affairs, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Tyler M. Kiles, PharmD, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor, UTHSC College of Pharmacy

Activity Number

0064-0000-22-020-L04-P
Date: 04/20/22
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

CE Hours

1.00
Registration Closed