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A New Look at Your School Community Through the Lens of Social Determinants of Health

Release Date: 11/4/2021
Expiration Date: 11/4/2024
Part of the NASN Lunch and Learn Series.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Programs in the Lunch and Learn Series include a discussion option. Scroll to the bottom of each program page to locate a discussion for the course. Program speakers are monitoring the discussion and will provide responses to your questions when needed.

Program Overview
Social determinants of health are important components of the key principle of community/public health of NASN/s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice. It is imperative that school nurses understand how social determinants of health impact the well-being of students and school communities. Yet, most people, including healthcare professionals (yes - nurses too) assume that the major variables of a person’s health status relate to behaviors and health care utilization. But that is only half of the calculation. The contexts of neighborhood and built environment, economic stability, education, social and community context, and health and health care are the other side of the equation. Social inequalities lead to education and health inequities (disparate circumstances) and disparities (disparate outcomes). This session will take a new look at how to interpret school “report card” data and how to assess the social determinants of health in the community. Through case studies, we will explore issues of social justice and implications for school nursing practice related to where and how your students love, learn, work, play, and live their health.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • Describe the concept of social determinants and how they impact the education and health of students and the school community.
  • Identify how to connect publicly available school and community data to concepts of social determinants of health.
  • Assess the school community in the context of social determinants of health.
  • Discuss the implications of school nursing practice raised by social justice issues in the community.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Robin Adair Shannon, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments. 
The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding

This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).  The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.
Step 3: Print the certificate.