Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Occupational Therapy Practice
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SKU: OL8320

Published: 2021

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Sierra Clair, Dr.OT, OTR


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour/1.25 NBCOT PDU)


Social determinants of health are the various non-medical factors that significantly affect health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes. It is essential for OT practitioners, to address clients’ social determinants of health and decrease health disparities. However, in order to successfully address clients’ social determinants of health, practitioners must first recognize their impacts on daily practice and determine which of the various levels within OT practice offers the best solution. This course will serve as an introduction to understanding social determinants of health, their impacts on clients, and how individual practitioners can address them on micro, meso, and macro levels.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

·  Identify all domains of social determinants of health

·  Recognize the impact of social determinants of health on clients

·  Describe similarities between social determinants of health and the concept of occupational justice

·  Distinguish solutions to addressing social determinants of health on micro, meso, and macro levels

·  Determine which level you can address social determinants of health in your practice setting


Level of Difficulty: Introductory


Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Domain of OT: Client Factors, Contexts, and Occupations  


Process of OT:  Intervention


OT Topic Areas:

Foundational Knowledge: Social Determinants of Health

Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

OT Service Delivery: Intervention