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RHPTP HELP Webinar: Social Drivers of Health - The Missing Link

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Central Time
National Rural Health Resource Center & Indiana Hospital Association


Madeline Wilson, MSN, RN, CLSSBB - Quality and Patient Safety Advisor, Indiana Hospital Association


Health equity requirements have been building over the last several years - especially following the pandemic. In 2015, CMS introduced the first ever "Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare".  This plan has grown exponentially, and what started as collecting race, ethnicity and language data, has now progressed into the collection of social drivers of health (SDoH) data becoming mandatory for hospitals through various regulatory programs. Indiana began its SDoH program journey six years ago with 14 rural hospitals, and the initiative has proved challenging at times. In this webinar, you will learn about the various social drivers of health, their impact on patient outcomes, and about Indiana’s path toward health equity, including initiatives and lessons learned. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Differentiate between social drivers of health, health equity, health equality, and health disparities
  • Recognize how social drivers of health influence health outcomes and the role that hospitals can play in identifying gaps in care
  • Interpret the history and future expectations of regulatory bodies, including CMS and payors on identification of social drivers of health



Madeline Wilson, MSN, RN, CLSSBB

Indiana Hospital Association
After serving over 30 years in the nursing field in acute and ambulatory settings in quality, risk, regulatory, and patient safety, Madeline decided to take her passion for zero harm to the next level by using her skills in change management both at the s
Madeline Wilson

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