ISBN-10:
0309392624
ISBN-13:
9780309392624
Pub. Date:
11/14/2016
Publisher:
National Academies Press
A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

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Overview

The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life." These forces and systems include economic policies, development agendas, cultural and social norms, social policies, and political systems. In an era of pronounced human migration, changing demographics, and growing financial gaps between rich and poor, a fundamental understanding of how the conditions and circumstances in which individuals and populations exist affect mental and physical health is imperative. Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities, contributing to more effective strategies for improving health and health care for underserved individuals, communities, and populations.

Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to develop a high-level framework for such health professional education. A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health also puts forth a conceptual model for the framework's use with the goal of helping stakeholder groups envision ways in which organizations, education, and communities can come together to address health inequalities.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780309392624
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 11/14/2016
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 731,592
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Summary 1

1 Introduction 19

Study Charge 20

Study Approach 21

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health 22

Diversity and Inclusivity 23

The World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health 24

Lancet Commission on Education of Health Professionals 25

Making the Case 25

Answering the Call 27

Report Structure 28

References 29

2 Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health in and with Communities 33

Historical Perspective 34

Analyzing the Evidence Base 38

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Health Workforce 42

Continuing Professional Development 43

References 46

3 Frameworks for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health 53

Putting the Community in Charge 54

Public Health and Systems Context for Impacting the Social Determinants of Health 56

Health Professional Education and Collaboration 60

Monitoring and Evaluation 64

References 66

4 Social Determinants of Health: A Framework for Educating Health Professionals 69

A Unifying Framework 70

Education 73

Community 79

Organization 86

Fitting the Framework into a Conceptual Model 91

Building the Evidence Base 93

Moving Forward 94

References 98

Appendixes

A Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health Sara Willems Kaatje Van Roy Jan De Maeseneer 109

B Open Session Agenda 133

C Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Sponsors 137

D Speaker Biographies 139

E Committee Member Biographies 147

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