Holistic Approach to Social Determinants of Health

Needs Statement

Global health programming across Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is rich and diverse with mature global partnerships and high-quality training for learners. Lack of coordination of educational activities, however, limits the reliable exposure to the core competencies of global health practice, such as ethics and cross-cultural communication. The goal of this series is to leverage program- specific expertise to emphasize these competencies and provide leadership development by sharing knowledge, networking, and collaborating. The global health competency framework proposed by the Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project, administered by the Public Health Institute with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be adapted for this series. Developed for global health professionals, this competency framework aligns with the goal of developing global health leadership skills in our target audience of physicians, advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, and any other healthcare providers interested in global health at BCM and TCH.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Review the concept of social determinants of health (SDoH).

  • Recognize the commonest, most widely accepted SDoH.

  • Differentiate the specific socioeconomic, biological, and behavioral factors that influence health outcomes of the indigenous community in La Guajira, Colombia.

  • Describe how these social determinants contribute to high rates of infant and maternal mortality in La Guajira.

  • Explain the holistic approach to SDoH, as applied to the community in La Guajira.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
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