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Webinar Series: Intentionally Integrating Equity into SDOH Interventions

04.10.2020

Keywords: Community Engagement, Community Health Workers, Community-centered Care, Expert Lived Experience, Health Equity, Implicit Bias, Integrated Care Teams, Lived Experience, Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

Many healthcare and community-based organizations are implementing social determinants of health (SDOH) interventions within their communities to help improve health outcomes, yet some of these initiatives are not yielding the desired results. These interventions mainly target populations from historically underinvested communities that have unfortunately have perceived and/or experienced a healthcare system that perpetuates discrimination and disparities in care.

Addressing SDOH or social risks alone cannot be conflated with tackling inequity – and doing so can put interventions at risk of unintentionally perpetuating disparities. This means integrating equity into the design and evaluation of SDOH interventions is paramount, which includes meaningful integration of:

  1. Cultural humility
  2. Root causes behind health disparities
  3. Language concordance
  4. Community alignment
  5. Tailored patient experience.

In this three-part webinar series, health equity champions from across the country will share their experiences integrating equity into SDOH interventions — highlighting best practices, tools, and frameworks that attendees can apply to their own SDOH work. Attendees will better understand their role as change agents in an inequitable system and have the opportunity to engage in a space that focuses on uplifting and advancing equity, in particular racial equity, and tackling the systemic injustices that impact health.

Part 1: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Implementation – April 7, 2020 (access material)
Part 2: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Advocacy and Systems Change – June 4, 2020 (access material)
Part 3: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Evaluation – Date TBC (Sign up to learn when registration goes live)

Part 1: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Implementation

In this 60-minute interactive webinar originally broadcasted on April 7, 2020 four health equity champions discuss equity’s role in the design and implementation process of SDOH interventions with a lens towards equity-centered human design. Panelists highlight the tactical approaches and strategies of integrating equity that has led to results and better outcomes in their communities, including:

  1. Ensuring screening efforts display cultural humility and align with the community;
  2. Designing SDOH interventions with the most marginalized communities in mind;
  3. Understanding the role SDOH interventions have in addressing implicit or explicit discrimination perpetuated by the health system

Panelists

  1. Leticia Reyes-Nash – Director of the Office of Programmatic Services and Innovation, Cook County Health
  2. Moraya Moini – Director of Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Women’s Health Programs and Innovation
  3. Nimisha Patel – Associate Vice President of Management Services, Duke Health | Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC
  4. Tigee Hill – National Director of Partnerships and Initiatives, Health Leads

Moderator

  1. Artair Rogers, Director of Programs, California, Health Leads

Watch the Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Listen to the Q&A

Part 2: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Advocacy and Systems Change

During the second webinar of the Intentionally Integrating Equity into SDOH Interventions series, three health equity champions will demonstrate how integrating health care and social care can be used to advocate for equitable systems change and uplift the voices of historically underinvested and/or underrepresented groups. Panelists will share strategies and best practices that can be used to advocate for broader systems change to dismantle structures that promote institutionalized inequity, including:

  1. Shifting and sharing power
  2. Rethinking typical resource navigation approaches
  3. Reframing narratives often seen as barriers for investing in health equity work 

Panelists and attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss the emerging opportunities for systems and policy change work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage those who are interested in the intersection of social needs and health equity work to attend, ask questions, and share their experiences. 

Panelists

  1. Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, San Diego 211 | Clinician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  2. Daniel Jones, MD, Sanderson Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition and Professor of Medicine and Physiology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center
  3. Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD, Founding Executive Director, TIME’S UP Healthcare | President & CEO of The Equitsit, LLC

Moderator

  1. Artair Rogers, Director of Programs, California, Health Leads

Recommend Resources:

  1. Watch Part One of the Intentionally Integrating Equity into SDOH Interventions Webinar Series: Equity’s Role in SDOH Implementation and the follow-up Q&A Webinar
  2. Flattening The Next COVID-19 Curve – Our Essential Resources

Learn more about our panelists and their work: 

  1. Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP: Police, Equity, and Child Health 
  2. Daniel W. Jones, MD: Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease in African Americans
  3. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, 1987-1997
  4. Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD: Dr. Lauren Powell on TIMES UP Healthcare | Empowered Healthcare 

Watch the Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Part 3: Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions – Evaluation – Date TBC

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Tags: Community Partnerships, Community Partnerships & Engagements, Data & Evaluation, Developed by Health Leads, Health Equity, ID & Screening, Leadership & Change Management, Navigation & Resource Connection, Social Health Team & Workflow, Webinar/Training

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