CMs Role in Advancing Health Equity

Concurrent Session

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Time: 11:25 AM to 12:25 PM


In today's complex healthcare landscape, the role of case managers is pivotal in advancing health equity and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH). This session will provide a comprehensive exploration of how case and disability managers can become catalysts for positive change in the pursuit of equitable healthcare outcomes.

Case and disability managers are uniquely positioned to understand the multifaceted needs of clients, recognizing that health extends beyond clinical diagnoses. By actively engaging with their clients, they assess social determinants, including socioeconomic status, education, access to resources, etc., which significantly impact health outcomes. This presentation aims to underscore the importance of integrating health equity principles into practice.

Ultimately, this presentation seeks to empower case and disability managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to be proactive advocates for health equity. By fostering a deeper understanding of SDOH and promoting collaborative initiatives, case and disability managers can play a transformative role in creating a healthcare system that prioritizes the well-being of all individuals, irrespective of their social circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and have a deeper understanding of health equity

  • Explain the role of the case and disability manager in advancing health equity

  • Identify and analyze social determinants of health that impact patient outcomes