Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) have developed goals for FY20 to enhance the health of the public by intentionally addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in the following service lines:
- Library Services / Information Technology
- Continuing Professional Development
- Graduate Medical Education
- Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
- Practice Support Services
- Student and Preceptor Support
- Community Partnerships/Collaborations
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting, Diagnosis Agenda, March 17-18, 2020
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- Aunt Bertha Connecting People and Programs
- NC Care 360 Building Connections for a Healthier North Carolina
County Level Resources in Northwest AHEC Region
Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin.
This resource list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all resources as it relates to SDOH.
For more information about Northwest AHEC and the OCME, please visit www.northwestahec.org or call 336-713-7700
This resource list is intended to inform of SDOH, its impact on patients/clients, help guide the delivery of care and training provided.
Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
Healthy People 2020 approach to social determinants of health include the five key areas (determinants):
- Economic Stability
- Social and Community Context
- Access to Health Care
- Neighborhood and Built Environment