Social Determinants of Health in Rural Illinois: Successes and Strategies

Social Determinants of Health in Rural Illinois: Successes and Strategies

This conference will offer ideas and resources that will help you better address the challenges you face as you work to effect real change in your communities.

Suggested Audience: Registered Nurses and other interested professionals.

Instructional Agenda
Welcome - Liz Swanson
  "Rural and Veteran Homelessness: Causes and Possible Solutions in the Rural Health Care Landscape" - Hilda R. Heady, MSW
  "WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan" - Nanette Larson, IDHS/DMH Deputy Director for Wellness and Recovery Services
  "Addressing Public Health's Role Through a Social Determinant's Lens" - Veronica Halloway, Chief, Center for Minority Services, IDPH
  "Involuntary Mental Health Transports" - Chenal Houle, Illinois Patient Transport
  "Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue: Cross-sector Collaboration the Key to Health Equity" - Monique Van Blaricom, Assoc. Executive Director - The Root Cause Coalition and Taylor Syvertson, Health Impact Manager - Great Plains Food Bank

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact [email protected] If you need technical assistance, please contact [email protected]

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this presentation, you should be able to:

•  Recall the current status and causes of rural and veteran homelessness. Discuss the impact of homelessness in the rural health care landscape including the impact of COVID-19 on this population.
•  Discuss what public health is doing to address barriers to good health and lingering disparities in health outcomes for certain populations.
•  Describe WRAP and how to connect staff and patients with additional wellness and recovery resources.
•  Recall information on the involuntary mental health transport service that offers compassionate, safe transport of mental health patients in Illinois.
•  Identify components for successful collaboration between community organizations and healthcare entities including current interventions supporting patients with food assistance and ensuring health equity through nutrition, health promotion, and food security.

Learning Outcome Conditions:

ICAHN is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

In order to receive 3.0 contact hours for this course, you must:

•  Complete course in its entirety.
•  Complete course evaluation.

Handouts provided in the Digital Library. Definitions for course terms are included in the HTHU GLOSSARY.     

Minimum technological requirements: click Online Course Tech Requirements

HomeTown Health, LLC, 3280 Cherry Oak Lane, Cumming, Georgia 30041

Course Details
    • Start:
      13:52 EDT
    • End:
      13:52 EDT
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  • Price:
    US $ 25.00
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