Population Specific Approaches to SDOH
Presented by: Harvard Equitable Care for Elders, National LGBT Health Education Center, Migrant Clinicians Network and National Center for Health in Public Housing
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease which places individuals at risk for serious long term complications and death. Risk reduction, effective treatment and management of diabetes as with many other chronic diseases are heavily dependent on social and environmental conditions. Individuals within certain special and vulnerable populations experience health inequalities and therefore are at a higher risk of late detection, inadequate management and treatment of diabetes. Improved access to certain non-clinical enabling services and a comprehensive social history is essential to understanding the needs of these often overlooked individuals, and developing interventions that address those needs. During this webinar, presenters will provide an introduction to the unique and common challenges facing this population and strategies to adapt and increase access to social enabling services.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of mobility as a social determinant of health that impacts the identification, treatment, and management of diabetes. Participants will also identify at least one resource to increase continuity of care for mobile diabetic patients.
- Articulate the social characteristics of and risk factors for diabetes in public housing residents.
- Describe the impact of social determinants of health specifically experienced by LGBTQ patients on management of diabetes and diabetes outcomes among LGBTQ patients.
- Articulate the key role social determinants play in addressing the long term management of older adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities.