When: September 15, 2015 (10:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Topics: Global Health, Education
Activity: Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Board: Board on Global Health

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a study to explore how the education of health professionals is currently addressing the social determinants of health in and with communities. Based on these findings, the committee will develop a framework for how the education of health professionals for better understanding the social determinants of health could be strengthened across the learning continuum.

The committee can consider a variety of perspectives–that could include partnerships, finances and sustainability, experiential learning, continuous professional development, faculty development, policies, systems, and/or health literacy–in preparation of a brief report containing recommendations on how to strengthen health professional education in and with vulnerable communities by addressing the social determinants of health.

The workshop is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend or wish to view the webcast, please register using the following link: