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Office of Continuing Professional Development

Achieving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health at Mass General


Monday, June 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

O'Keeffe Auditorium
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114


This activity will be providing one keynote didactic lecture, followed by an interprofessional panel discussion with keynote speaker and three MGH staff (doctor, nurse and community health worker). The goal is to educate MGH employees with clinical and education roles on the importance of the social determinants of health and how they intersect with community health.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the impact of social determinants of health on patients and communities served by MGH.
2. Identify three population health strategies being implemented through the Partners Accountable Care Organization to address social determinants of health.
3. Develop action steps that address SDH in your work environment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for any MGH staff member with clinical and educational roles.


12:00 PM

Welcome and Keynote Introduction
Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE


Keynote Speaker
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH


MGH Interprofessional Panel Discussion
Ana Cabral, MSW
Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, MSN
Eric Weil, MD

Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

1:30 PM

Adjournment of Educational Activity


Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

Ana Cabral, MSW
Manager, Complex Patient Populations CHW'S
Chelsea HealthCare Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, MSN
Associate Chief, Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse-Midwifery Service
Massachusetts General Hospital

Eric Weil, MD
Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care
Center for Population Health
Partners HealthCare


This activity is free of charge.


Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Nessa Regan at nregan1@partners.orgat (617) 643-7178.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at or call (857) 282-2514.

Provided By

Massachusetts General Hospital Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) and Partners HealthCare System


CME Information

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.