presented by Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN
Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN
Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN, is the chief operating officer and nurse practitioner at the Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she provides executive leadership and direct patient care. She has spent more than 15 years providing healthcare to individuals and families who lack health insurance. She earned her doctor of nursing…Read full bio
1. Why Address Social Determinants of Health?
This chapter defines social determinants of health within the context of health equity and discusses how social determinants of health impact health outcomes and disparities. It will also address why efforts to identify and address social determinants of health are relevant to home health in terms of clinical support, patient outcomes, and return on investment.
2. A Framework for Social Determinants of Health Work
Participants will receive a framework for addressing social determinants of health in the home health setting, including screening patients for social determinants of health and identifying common needs and disparities. This chapter will also provide guidance on program development and collaborative care networks as strategies to mitigate the impact of social determinants of health. This chapter includes an interview with home health expert and doctorly prepared registered nurse, Joanna Horst, on perspective taking and creating a patient-centered approach.
3. Leadership and Change Management
Incorporating a focus on social determinants of health requires change at both a system and clinician level which can be challenging and intimidating. This chapter provides guidance for organizational leaders on change management including facilitation, evaluation, and commitment to ongoing education around health equity.
4. Question and Answer Session
This chapter is a viewer submitted question and answer session facilitated by Breanna Lathrop and Joanna Horst.
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