EM2309F "Reclaiming Our Voice: Activism as Antidote" (IM GR-092223)

Purpose and Overview

This lecture will:
-lay a historical foundation for the current social and health policy environment in the US with an emphasis on significant past events.
-discuss the role of social drivers of health with focus on voting 
-examine the role of the physician as advocate - both for individual patients as well as for the health care system as a whole.
-enumerate current challenges that reinforce the importance of advocacy and the role of organized medicine in achieving advocacy goals.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Express the relationship between social determinants of health and social needs.
  • Explain why voting is important for the health of individuals and communities.
  • Name 4 types of physician advocacy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Sue Bornstein, M.D., MACP
Immediate Past Chair, ACP Board of Regents
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Primary Care Consortium

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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