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Spotlight on Social Determinants of Health (Free)

November 21, 2019
The Cranwell
55 Lee Rd
Lenox, MA 01240 
An individual’s social, physical and economic circumstances are strongly linked to his/her health. These social realities mean a lack of nutritious food, unhealthy housing conditions, substandard education, exposure to violence or discrimination - all of which have a negative impact on health that results in higher rates of acute and chronic disease, behavioral and mental illness and substance use. Physicians often look only to treat the patients complaint or disease that presents before them at the moment of the encounter and they often do not consider social determinants when treating patients and families. A more holistic approach to the patient's environment and circumstances is needed to improve health and compliance with treatment plans. This educational activity will provide evidence and details about the impact of social, cultural and economic factors on health outcomes and the work that is underway and planned to assist physicians with addressing social determinants of health (SDOH).

• Describe the impact of economic, physical and social conditions on the health of individuals and communities
• Develop appropriate skills to recognize the impact of SDOH on health outcomes
• Discuss how the Massachusetts Medical Society's SDOH initiatives contribute to reduction of health inequities

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

To register contact Jennifer Diamond, 413-596-9231, email:

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