Where your patients were born, where they work, play and grow older all have a big impact on what their health outcomes will be, with research showing that a person’s overall health is mostly driven by social, economic and environmental factors.

An  education module offered via the AMA Ed HubTM helps medical students—and residents and physicians who may not have received such training—grasp how these factors affect a patient’s health, how to ask patients the right questions about them, and how to help improve health outcomes and health equity for all patients.

The free online education module, “Health Disparities: Social Determinants of Health,” is one of six modules the AMA Ed Hub recently released as part of the Health Systems Science Learning Series.

The other topics are: health care delivery systems, patient safety, population health, quality improvement and systems thinking. The AMA Ed Hub plans to offer another seven modules as part of the series in early 2020.

The AMA Ed Hub  is an online platform that consolidates all the high-quality CME, maintenance of certification, and educational content you need—in one place—with activities relevant to you, automated credit tracking and reporting for some states and specialty boards.

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