The Framework on Social Determinants of Health: Applying the IOM Report to Teaching Health Promotion Professionals


Framework on Social Determinants of Health conference session by Victoria Baker

Victoria Baker, PhD, CPH, CNM

Associate Professor of Midwifery & Women's Health, Frontier Nursing University

AAOHN 1.08 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0 *

This year the Institute of Medicine issued a report urging health professional educators to incorporate the social determinants of health into training our workforce at every level, including clinicians, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers. Using the social determinants of health will improve our practice individually and also help us achieve health equity at a population level.
This session helps educators of health promotion professionals answer that call. We will review the evidence for the importance of social determinants of health, at both individual- and population-based health promotion. And, we will learn about, apply, and discuss educational tools and resources for teaching health promotion that takes the social determinants of health into account. Educators of basic and continuing education can all find these tools useful.

Presenter Bio(s):

An academic clinician, Victoria (Tori) Baker has consulted in teaching health equity, served on academic committees to increase diversity, and presented on incorporating cultural humility into teaching and practice. Since 1988, she has taught public health, obstetrics, cultural competence, and social justice, in English and in Spanish. Currently she teaches online for the Frontier Nursing University. She has consulted in public health, directed the University Hospital Nurse-Midwives, and represented a non- governmental organization in Nicaragua. She has studied services research, nurse- midwifery and public health.