The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

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The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

The Impact of Social Determinants on the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore’s Communities

Oct. 26, 2018 at 3 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Auditorium, Room 130


Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Commissioner, Baltimore City Health DepartmentLeana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM
Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

While 97 percent of health care costs are spent on care delivered in hospitals, only 10 percent of what determines life expectancy takes place within the four walls of a clinic. Where we live, work, and play drives health and well-being. Dr. Wen will outline the Baltimore City Health Department's innovative blueprint for combating health inequities and improving the well-being of all residents.


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Additional Information

Objectives

At the end of this lecture, nurses are able to:

  • describe social determinants’ impact on health & well-being in Baltimore communities
  • discuss current plans that address inequities within Baltimore communities
  • identify strategies that improve well-being of residents in various communities

Continuing Education

Accredited Provider with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing CenterNurses may receive 1.5 contact hour(s) upon successful completion of this continuing education (CE) activity.  To receive a certificate of CE, participants must attend the entire activity, then complete the evaluation survey and the verification of attendance form. Partial credit is not provided for this activity. Participants receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately 2-4 weeks after submitting their request, payment of $10 and required documentation.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of The University of Maryland School of Nursing to require our continuing education activity (CE) faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.  The planning committee and CE faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program.

Lecture History

The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.

Past Lectures

2017

The Impact of Social Determinants on the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore’s Communities
Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM
Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

2016

Community Engagement: Building Careers in Health Care and Research
Vanessa P. Fahie, PhD, RN
Director, Exploring Health Professions Careers Project
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

2015

Sleep, Sleepiness, and Fatigue in Nurses: How Organizations and Nurses Themselves Can Solve This Problem
Jeanne Geiger Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

2014

War, Disaster, and the Making of the Red Cross Nurse
Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH