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Evaluating Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Maternal Health Disparities

1 credit


Full course description

CAPACITY offers free, self-paced courses designed to help RNs strengthen knowledge and skills to practice to the full scope of license in community-based primary care settings.

In this module, you'll listen to two podcasts on maternal health disparities.


  • Develop an understanding of the RN’s lived experience of addressing social and structural determinants of health in the maternal health setting 
  • Evaluate the impact of The COVID pandemic and exacerbation of underlying chronic health conditions 
  • Explore the impact of societal problems on the experiences of pregnant populations in the clinical setting 
  • Explore strategies to better care for populations at risk for health inequities
  • Discuss the role of the RN in policy and the potential influence on health outcomes
  • Discover how nurses can work to expand their influence within the political infrastructure
  • Discuss the biggest challenges impacting the nursing profession from a policy perspective

Learner Disclosures:

  • Accreditation Status: Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
  • Financial Relationships: ENPDC has evaluated everyone who has the ability to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found that no relevant financial relationships exist.
  • Awarding Contact Hours: To obtain contact hours participants must
    • Review the entire activity
    • Complete the evaluation at the end
    • Certificates will be distributed at the end of the evaluation.
  • Enduring Materials Dates:
    • Start Date: 06/30/2022
    • Expiration Date: 06/29/2025

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