Social Determinants of Health: Integrating into Clinical Practice

Ames, IA US
May 15, 2024


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity that maintains, develops, or increases the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define social determinants of health and recognize their significance in healthcare outcomes.
  2. Identify major social determinants such as socioeconomic status, education, employment, housing, and access to healthcare.
  3. Analyze real-life examples to understand how social determinants influence health outcomes.
  4. Discuss ways in which healthcare professionals can have a positive impact on patient outcomes by acknowledging social determinants and providing resources.


Dawn M. Bowker, PhD, RN, ARNP-BC, CNE 
Director of Nursing Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing, Iowa State University

Dr. Bowker is a nurse practitioner, educator, and researcher with over 40 years of nursing experience. Dr. Bowker is the Director of Nursing Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing at Iowa State University. Dr. Bowker obtained a PhD in Nursing Science from New Mexico State University, a master’s degree in Transcultural Nursing and Community from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with clinical experience in private and community sectors. Dr. Bowker serves as a transcultural clinician and consultant on cultural discordance issues in the delivery of healthcare and is passionate about population health, public policy, advocacy, and increasing awareness of the impact social determinants of health have on health outcomes. Dr. Bowker is a visionary leader in nursing education with expertise in curriculum development, innovative educational strategies, and integrating social determinants of health and meaningful population-based clinical experiences in nursing curricula.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/15/2024 - 12:10pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/15/2024 - 1:10pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, or devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The activity director is responsible for determining educational content and selecting speakers.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

  • Dawn Bowker, PhD, RN, ARNP-BC, CNE

CME Committee

  • No Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee member who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank support this program. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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