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Practice Transformation Institute to offer continuing medical education for new conference on the social determinants of health

Mar 15, 2018 | News

April 18 event is co-presented by MedNetOne Health Solutions and Oakland University
Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466;
Troy, Mich. —March 13, 2018—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, announced it is providing continuing medical education for Better Upstream Health, Better Downstream Care, a conference focused on the social determinants of health (#SDOH) to be held on the campus of Oakland University on April 18, 2018.
The event is part of the Oakland University School of Health Sciences’ 2018 Healthology Symposium series, “where science, practice, and social interests meet” and which provides a culminating focus for faculty, students and community partners to celebrate impactful research and scholarship that affect health outcomes. Better Upstream Health, Better Downstream Care is co-presented by MedNetOne Health Solutions, a health care management organization offering infrastructure, clinical and technology services to more than 800 private practice physicians and other independent care providers.
At Healthology 2018, attendees will discuss the importance of addressing the “upstream” social determinants of health in achieving better “downstream” care. The social determinants of health may include:
• Economic resources, including access to jobs that provide a living wage
• Safe workplaces and safe neighborhoods
• Quality of schools and availability for advanced education and training
• Clean and safe water, air and food
• Positive support systems through home and family relationships and extended social interactions
The conference agenda includes:
• Addressing #SDOH from a national and local perspective
• Immigration and Assimilation as #SDOH
• Building a learning system to identify and address #SDOH
• Making a difference in #SDOH through community partnerships
• Addressing community determinants: tools and ideas to overcome barriers
• Investing in #SDHO: how a payer engages its workforce and the community
• #SDOH- Where do we go from here?
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) through the joint providership of Practice Transformation Institute, MedNetOne Health Solutions and Oakland University School of Health Sciences. Practice Transformation Institute is accredited by the MSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Practice Transformation Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.