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Creating Healthy & Equitable Communities: A New Social Compact For Health

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, MACP, FACEP (E), FNAPA
Executive Director
American Public Health Association

Description and CE information:
The pandemic of 2020 forced our nation and the world to come to grips with the most serious infectious disease outbreak in a century. It also showed the holes in our social safety net and the impact of long-standing inequities as well as how racism/discrimination play in the fabric of our society. The illness and death rate from COVID-19 was much higher in communities of color because of societal factors that put people at higher risk when infected. Case managers, clinicians, and researchers learned from these difficult situations that advocacy for social justice was not just important—but crucial—for the wellbeing of their vulnerable clients. Case managers can refine their advocacy skills to empower their clients and families of clients to request more health and social services in their communities.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Describe social determinants of health and their impact on health
  • Assess community societal resources and apply them for particularly vulnerable clients
  • Utilize advocacy skills to empower and enhance the wellbeing of clients and communities impacted by COVID-19
Credit Information:
The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s). Activity code and Approval number will be awarded on your certificate of completion.

All planners and speakers have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support for this activity. The planners and faculty have no relevant relationships to disclose.

Expiration date: 11/1