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Activity Steps


Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence people's health outcomes. In addition to these factors, immigration status can impact individuals in acute care, subacute care, community-based care, and workers' compensation. Through case study examples, the authors describe the challenges faced by those who are undocumented and uninsured. The central argument of this article is that case managers in every care setting need to take immigration status into consideration just as they would any SDOH.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how immigration status is associated with SDOH.
  2. Describe challenges faced by undocumented immigrants that can impact health.
  3. Recognize how federal and state laws apply to provision of health care for undocumented immigrants.

Learning Outcomes

A majority of the participants of this activity will demonstrate knowledge of an association between social determinants of health (SDOH) and immigration status addressed by advocacy and ethical practice across the care continuum by achieving a passing score on the posttest.
Price: $21.95


  • NAHQ 2.0 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 2.0 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: PCM0324AHQ
Published: Mar/Apr 2024
Expires: 3/1/2025
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Michelle Baker, BS, RN, CRRN, CCM; Vivian Campagna, DNP, RN, CMGT-BC, CCM, ICE-CCP; Ellen Mitchell, MA, RN, CCM