Resources to help guide the delivery of care and training provided as part of our goal to enhance the health of the public.
Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) have developed goals to enhance the health of the public by intentionally addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in these service lines.
- Aunt Bertha Connecting People and Programs. (n.d.). Retrieved August 20, 2020
- Social Determinants of Health: Stretching Health Care's Job Description. Managed care, Butcher L. (2018). (Langhorne, Pa.), 27(4), 19–24.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting, Diagnosis Agenda, March 17-18, 2020
- Where Is "Family" in the Social Determinants of Health? Implications for Family Nursing Practice, Research, Education, and Policy. Deatrick JA. (2017).Journal of Family Nursing, 23, 423-433. doi:10.1177/1074840717735287, 10.1177/1074840717735287.
- Social determinants of health: poverty, national infrastructure and investment. BMJ Case Reports, Douthit NT & Alemu HK. (2016). 2016, doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-215670, 10.1136/bcr-2016-215670.
- The Role of US Health Plans in Identifying and Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Rationale and Recommendations. Population health management, Heisler, M., Navathe, A., DeSalvo, K., & Volpp, K. (2019). 22(5), 371–373.
- The Future of Medical Coding for Social Determinants of Health: North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Lyda-McDonald, B. (n.d.). Retrieved August 21, 2020
- The Social Determinants of Trauma: A Trauma Disparities Scoping Review and Framework, Mikhail JN, Nemeth LS, Mueller M, Pope C & NeSmith EG. (2018). . Journal of Trauma Nursing, 25, 266-281.doi:10.1097/JTN.0000000000000388 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000388.
- NCCARE360 Building Connections for a Healthier North Carolina. (n.d.). The NC Resource Platform. Retrieved August 19, 2020
- Suburban Families' Experience with Food,Palakshappa, D., Doupnik, S., Vasan, A., Khan, S., Seifu, L., Feudtner, C., & Fiks, A. G. (2017).
- Insecurity Screening in Primary Care Practices. Pediatrics, 140(1), e20170320.
- The Medical-Legal Partnership Approach to Teaching Social Determinants of Health and Structural Competency in Residency Programs. Paul EG, Curran M & Tobin Tyler E. (2017). Academic Medicine, 92, 292-298. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001494, 10.1097.
- Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Through Medical-Legal Partnerships. Health Affairs, Regenstein M, Trott J, Williamson A & Theiss J. (2018). 37, 378-385. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1264, 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1264.
- Medical-Legal Partnership in Western North Carolina: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Team-Based Care. Salter AS, Anderson GT, Gettinger J & Stigleman S. (2018). North Carolina Medical Journal, 79, 259-260. doi:10.18043/ncm.79.4.259, 10.18043/ncm.79.4.259.
- Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians' Leadership Role. American family physician, 99(8), 476–477. Sherin, K., Adebanjo, T., & Jani, A. (2019).
- Social Determinants of Health. NCHHSTP. CDC. (2018, January 29). Retrieved August 19, 2020, from
- Social Determinants of Health. (n.d.). Healthy People. Retrieved August 19, 2020
- Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit - RHIhub Toolkit. (n.d.). Retrieved August 21, 2020
- Special Issue: Monitoring Health Determinants with an Equity Focus. Glob Health Action, St John J. (2018). 11(1), 141009
- Monitoring health determinants with an equity focus: a key role in addressing social determinants, universal health coverage, and advancing the 2030 sustainable development agenda. Valentine NB, Koller TS & Hosseinpoor AR. (2016).Glob Health Action, 9, Valentine NB, Koller TS & Hosseinpoor AR. (2016). Monitoring 34247. doi:10.3402/gha.v9.34247, 10.3402/gha.v9.34247
- Think Cultural Health. (n.d.) Retrieved November 4, 2020
- 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 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
Healthy People North Carolina 2030 - https://nciom.org/healthy-north-carolina-2030/
Cultural competence is defined as the ability to understand, appreciate and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from one's own.
Health disparity is a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage.
Health equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences, allowing for the attainment of optimal health for all people . Health equity is achieved when everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged because of socially determined circumstances.
Health inequities are unfair health differences closely linked to social, environmental, or economic disadvantages that adversely affect specific groups of people.
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
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