Women’s Uphill Climb to Overcome Social Determinants of Reproductive Health

Monday, October 18
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/expertise)


Navigating your reproductive health as a woman can be challenging. For lots of women accessing trustworthy medical providers is challenging, attending appointments is hard, socio-economic factors impact prenatal outcomes and then employment issues can hamper the ability to breastfeed. All of these social determinants of health impact women’s reproductive health. This session will address these issues and foster discussion on how the multidisciplinary medical team can work to support women to overcome these obstacles to ensure a safe outcome for mom and baby.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three social determinants of health that can impact reproductive care throughout a woman’s lifetime.
  • Describe two social barriers that impact a woman’s pregnancy and lead to increased risks for infant mortality and prematurity rates.
  • Take away two action steps to optimize nutrition care for women impacting reproductive health.

Performance Indicators:

  • 10.1.1 Leads intra- and interprofessional teams to identify, develop,
    implement and evaluate valid and reliable nutrition screening tools
    and procedures.
  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and influences on population health status.
  • 12.3.3 Takes into consideration any population and environmental disparities (e.g., sickness and disease, food and water access finances, air and water quality, ) when developing programs.