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May 3, 2023


1:00pm - 3:00pm




Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Learning Collaborative: A Population Health, Team-Based Care and Community-Based Approach: Five-Part Virtual Series


Sessions will be held monthly from May 3 through Sept. 6.

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3
  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 7
  • 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 20
  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 2
  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 6


community health workers; care coordinators; nurse care managers; discharge planners; social workers; quality improvement staff; clinic managers; operations staff; providers/practitioners; case managers; administrators; community health staff; population health staff; diversity, equity and inclusion staff; researchers; data analysts; utilization review; accreditation staff


This five-part webinar series meets people where they are in their health equity and social determinants of health journey. Topics include the impact of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion on health equity and SDOH. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear statewide, regional and local standpoints related to how health equity and SDOH currently are addressed. Different standardized SDOH screening tools also will be featured, including their use to connect individuals who are screening positive with the identified needs.

This series will cover information on innovative data platforms currently being used in community health needs assessments and implementation strategies to identify where disparities exist, thus helping communities target interventions with the needed specificity. Attendees also will learn about the importance of leveraging technology to connect a multidisciplinary team to create an environment of networking and shared learning with the sole purpose of promoting the health and well-being of everyone. Lastly, attendees will learn about two social referral platforms being used in different parts of Missouri. Organizations currently utilizing these social referral platforms will share their journey, including successes and barriers.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance of level setting, and meeting individuals and organizations where they are in their health equity and SDOH journey
  • learn the power of motivational interviewing and the importance of an interdisciplinary care team that are trained and work collaboratively to address health equity and SDOH
  • approach social drivers and SDOH screening and conversations with empathy
  • identify the importance of collaboration between statewide, regional and local partnerships
  • utilize standardized screening tools for SDOH
  • share decision-making on identified needs
  • connect individuals with identified needs in the local community-collaborative partnerships
  • understand CHNAs and the importance of partnerships in addressing community needs
  • use the power of data to target resources
  • track social needs referrals to ensure all members of a care team are aware of needs and whether needs have been addressed
  • collaborate with other community organizations on flow of information between referral origination and referral source
  • receive feedback from individuals on referral sources commonly used by an organization

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information


Register for the virtual series on or before Monday, Sept. 4, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.


Session recordings and resources will be available to participants after the event takes place.

Five-Part Series Cost

To support collaboration and coordination between hospitals and all community partners, this event is complimentary to all attendees.

This education is provided complimentary by the Missouri Hospital Association.

In Collaboration With:

Missouri Primary Care Association
National Kidney Foundation
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Harvesters - Community Food Network

Subject Matter Expert

Stephen Njenga

Stephen Njenga

Director of Quality Measurement and Population Health Improvement

Send Email

573-893-3700 | ext. 1325

Event Contact

Alex Shikles

Alex Shikles

Director of Education

Send Email

573-893-3700 | ext. 1319

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