{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Care Coordination Approach for Professional Case Managers

Activity Steps


The authors consider how well positioned professional case managers are to address SDOH through care coordination. Care coordination is integral to case management practice with new opportunities being identified on an ongoing basis. As long as patient care continues to move outside the hospital, care coordination must also. The authors conclude that case managers are leading the charge to address both the physical and behavioral health needs of their clients. These actions will improve not only the care of the individual but also the care of the population.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the meaning and the role of case managers regarding SDOH.
  2. Describe interview techniques used by case managers to communicate about SDOH with clients.
  3. Explain how case management best practices align with other SDOH initiatives and how case managers can extend reach into care coordination.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a care coordination approach to social determinants of health (SDOH) for professional case managers by achieving a posttest score of 70% or greater.
Price: $24.95


  • NAHQ 2.5 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 2.5 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM1122AHQ
Published: Nov/Dec 2022
Expires: 11/1/2023
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Vivian Campagna, DNP, RN-BC, CCM; Ellen Mitchell, MA, RN, CCM; Jean Krsnak, MSN, MBA, RN, CCM