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16th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum: Maximizing the Political Determinants of Health (Free)

October 24, 2019
Waltham Woods Conference Center
Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411 

Policy leaders and the medical community now widely acknowledge that the physical, economic, environmental, and social conditions in which people live have a significant impact on health outcomes. Yet, comprehensive initiatives to abate the health effectsand disparities caused by social determinants have been slow-moving. Despite awareness of inequities, physicians need to better understand how to address not only the impact that political decision-making and policies have on patients and medicalpractice, but their role in supporting evidence-based policies based on efforts to improve health outcomes.

This half-day CME program will address how political decision-making - the actions and policies that determine how money, power, and resources are allocated on national and local levels – shapes the social, economic, and environmental conditions that, in turn, effects the health of individuals and marginalized populations.

Learning Objectives:
◾Describe the interconnection between the political determinants of health and the social determinants of health
◾Examine how social, religious, and economic interests impacts health and health disparities
◾Develop appropriate skills to evaluate the effect of political choices on the health of individuals and vulnerable populations
◾Assess how political decision-making shapes health policy, research, and population health
◾Define the role of physicians as advocates in addressing health inequities
◾Learn and apply advocacy and communication skills to address care issues for patients' health and population health

Accreditation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

3 credits meet the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.


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