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The National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS) is a HRSA-funded Academic Unit for Primary Care Training and Enhancement. The mission of the NCEAS is to prepare primary care clinicians with the expertise and leadership to address the social determinants of health (SDOH).

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Identifying Pediatric Adversity in Clinical Practice

Pediatric stress and adversity have a vital link with early brain and child development. This connection can lead to adverse health outcomes in childhood and across the life course, negatively affecting physical health, socioemotional development, and educational achievement.  We will frame our discussion around evidence-based recommendations from APHA, AAP, and NAPNAP. Because pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and nurse practitioners work to prevent childhood diseases during health supervision visits and with anticipatory guidance, the early detection and management of socioeconomic barriers and stress is an important, emerging component of pediatric scope of practice. An introduction will be made of an innovative model of care that includes merging the science of early childhood development and consumer behavior to meet the need of the modern-day patient and family.

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SDOH Education & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Currently, the U.S. and the world at large is in the midst of a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).  The virus is believed to have originated in China in late 2019 and over the past few months has spread to all continents except Antarctica.  The main clinical manifestation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection with typical symptoms of cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia.  Some emerging data shows that atypical symptoms can include trouble smelling or tasting, as well as gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea.  The elderly (>65 years) seem to be the age group most at risk for severe disease and complications including respiratory failure and death. However, we are beginning to see severe infections across all age groups including infants and young adults.

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Resource of the Month

Healthy People 2020:Social Determinants of Health

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of health by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of the four overarching goals for the decade. Healthy People 2020 organizes the social determinants of health around five key domains: (1) Economic Stability, (2) Education, (3) Health and Health Care, (4) Neighborhood and Built Environment, and (5) Social and Community Context. Over thirty different objectives are mapped to these five key domains, and the website includes information on baseline measures, data sources and progress towards meeting targets set for these objectives if applicable.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Chicago COVID-19 Resource Repository | Read More Here
  • New COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Map Uses SDOH to Identify Populations at Greater Risk  | Read More Here
  • COVID-19 Resources: The SDOH & Population-Based Care  | Read More Here
  • April 3, 2020
    Webinar | COVID-19: Education, Childcare and Nutrition | NCSL | Details
  • April 7, 2020 
    Webcast | Equity’s Role in SDOH Interventions: Implementation | Health Leads |  Details
  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2020
    Submit your proposal for the Putting Care at the Center 2020 Conference | Philadelphia, PA | Details

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