MLPB's 7th Annual Conference

Tackling Social Determinants of Health: Critical Skills for the Health Workforce

Social, economic, and environmental conditions always have been key drivers of poor health outcomes and harmful health disparities. What's new? There is greater recognition by the healthcare system that improved outcomes, quality, and cost management are tied to effective detection, triage, and treatment of social determinants of health (SDOH).

With full CME/CNE accreditation opportunities (and Certificates of Attendance available for Community Health Workers), you'll learn from expert faculty about:

  • How best to support patients facing housing instability and homelessness
  • Role-appropriate strategies to help patients overcome barriers to accessing health-promoting entitlements like SNAP and disability benefits
  • Best practices for facilitating patient/caregiver access to medical transportation and FMLA protections
  • "Reality-checking" on SDOH that lack solutions under current public policy
  • And other topics related to this emerging competency!

You'll also hear from leaders on key policy issues that will impact how SDOH are accounted for in successful person-centered care systems – such as risk stratificationrisk adjustment, and SDOH screening protocols.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Medical-Legal Partnership Boston. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by Medicalā€Legal Partnership | Boston.


CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 clinical continuing education clock hours




This activity is jointly provided by Boston University and Medical-Legal Partnership Boston.