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Addressing Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health to Improve Clinical Outcomes (SU24)

Sunday, March 3 • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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  1. Define health equity, health disparities, and social determinants of health.
  2. Outline the social determinants of health - including food insecurity, physical environment, and the healthcare system - as primary drivers of health disparities. 
  3. Identify ways to improve health equity and access to sustainable/life-preserving nutrition care for nutrition support patients.

A Review of Health Equity, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, and Healthcare Access
Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, Clinical Program Manager, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX

Health Disparities as Drivers of Nutrition Risk: Closing the Gap in Health Inequity
Gabriela Gardner, PSM, RDN-AP, LD, CNSC, Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, UT Health Houston - McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Insurance, Reimbursement, and Financial Implications of Health Equity: We Can’t Afford to Ignore This
Jacquelyn Oberman, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Program Manager, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Durham, NC

Health Equity: The Role of the Nurse
Nancy Kramer, BSN, RN, CRNI, FNHIA, Vice President, Clinical Services, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Lenexa, KS

Karen Martin, MA, RDN, LD, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian/Clinical Liaison, Amerita Specialty Infusion, San Antonio, TX

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Basic
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-038-L04-P

BCNSP Logo 2024  This session will be reviewed for BCNSP-approved recertification credit through Purdue University College of Pharmacy