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Health Disparities as Understood Through Social Determinants of Health

presented by ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MPA, MNPL (they/them)

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Financial: ChrisTiana is an employee of Diverse City Group and received financial compensation from them in the creation of this course. They have no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: ChrisTiana has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Additional Disclosures: A special thanks to the staff at Diverse City Group for their assistance in the development of this course.

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Video Runtime: 24 minutes; Learning Assessment: 18 minutes

This course gives information to healthcare professionals about health disparities between the general population and communities that experience marginalization. Examples of intersectional health disparities and definitions of foundational language are included. The course addresses some of the causes of health inequities, including implicit bias and social determinants of health. The course concludes with tools that providers can use to recognize and address health disparities that may be occurring in their healthcare setting.

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ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MPA, MNPL (they/them)

ChrisTiana ObeySumner is a social equity consultant, educator, and advocate. ChrisTiana joyfully approaches change management and organizing by combining scholarship of historical social justice foundations, contemporary analysis of 21st-century social consciousness, and critical analysis and forecasting of social trends, and they have experience as an intersectional professional and academic. ChrisTiana believes our history will predict…

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1. What Are Health Disparities?

This chapter defines core terms, such as social determinants of health, health disparities, and intersectionality, that are important to understanding the content of this course. The five intersectional domains of the social determinants of health play a large role in health disparities. The chapter also describes examples of health disparities and intersectionality.

2. Contributions of Implicit Bias and Social Determinants of Health

This chapter focuses on implicit or unconscious bias, and how it leads to health disparities is the focus. It includes examples of implicit bias in healthcare. In addition, it gives examples of the ways that social determinants of health impact patient care, including a case study about accessing telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic.

3. Recognizing and Addressing Health Disparities

Tools are available to recognize and address health disparities in your healthcare setting. These include several approaches: applying critical consciousness, amplifying patient voice, and speaking up in the moment.

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