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

Date(s):
October 24, 2019
Venue:
Waltham Woods Conference Center
Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411 
Website:
http://www.massmed.org/2019PHLF
Description:
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 political decision-making - the actions, and policies that determine how money, power and resources are allocated on national and local levels – how it shapes the social, economic, and environmental conditions that,in turn, affects the health of individuals and marginalized populations. Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Dr. Monica Bharel will deliver the keynote speech on Effectuating Evidence-Based Policies that Address Unmet and Emerging Health Needs.

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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