Meeting

A Discussion of the IOM Report, A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health


When: March 9, 2016 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Global Health, Education
Activity: Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Board: Board on Global Health

In September 2015, the Institute of Medicine convened a committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. The committee's charge was to explore how the education of health professionals is currently addressing the social determinants of health in and with communities. The committee was asked to develop a framework for how the education of health professionals for better understanding the social determinants of health could be strengthened across the learning continuum.

The committee's report was released on March 7, 2016. To download the prepublication version of the workshop summary free of charge, click here.

The meeting was free and open to the public. PowerPoint presentations and videos of the webcast recordings can be found in the links on the right side of this page.

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The Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education selected Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health as a topic to be addressed in this fast-track study. The activity is run through the Board on Global Health. The recommendations of the study will inform the work of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.


Committee's Statement of Task
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a study to explore how the education of health professionals is currently addressing the social determinants of health in and with communities. Based on these findings, the committee will develop a framework for how the education of health professionals for better understanding the social determinants of health could be strengthened across the learning continuum.  

The committee can consider a variety of perspectives--that could include partnerships, finances and sustainability, experiential learning, continuous professional development, faculty development, policies, systems, and/or health literacy--in preparation of a brief report containing recommendations on how to strengthen health professional education in and with vulnerable communities by addressing the social determinants of health.

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