Increasing Positive Outcomes: The Impact of Social Determinants of Health

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-19-075-H04-P

Release DateOctober 31, 2019

Expiration Date:  October 31, 2022

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5 

Activity Fee:  Member:  FREE       Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description:

There is a growing body of evidence that highlights how social determinants of health—socioeconomic status, education, physical environment, employment, and social support networks—play a large role in determining overall health outcomes, possibly even greater than the delivery of health care itself. The first portion of this session will provide an overview of social determinants of health, review the literature around how they may influence health outcomes, and describe what challenges they pose for integration into drug and disease care management programs. The second portion will discuss strategies and specific initiatives that can be used by payers to incorporate such determinants into their overall care management programs. Finally, this session will provide real-world case studies associated with oncology, behavioral health, and specialty drug programs that have integrated social determinants of health into patient and provider engagement strategies and describe specific examples of successfully improving member outcomes. 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. List three (3) specific social determinants of health that may impact overall outcomes for patients with complex medical conditions such as cancer.
  2. Describe 2 approaches for addressing social determinants of health within the structure of a case management program.
  3. Define at least 1 barrier to addressing social determinants of health within case management programs and how that barrier might be overcome. 

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass to continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation. 

Accreditation Statement:

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

As an accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities.  AMCP intends that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based, and free of any commercial bias.

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2019.

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. 

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.


William J. Mazanec | PharmD, MBA | Women’s Health Public Sector Account Executive | Merck & Co., Inc. | Winter Park, Florida.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-19-075-H04-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 31, 2019 - October 31, 2022