Evidence has shown that despite the medical interventions for improved healthcare there are disparities that exist in our region that are non-medical such as homelessness, improper nutrition, aging population and immigration surges. Understanding and knowing the resources available for these issues in our region is important to improving the overall health of our community and even lowering the overall cost of healthcare in our community.
Through the efforts of the DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Program) in Region 15, data from specific quality outcomes has shown that social barriers are prevalent in our region and impede the health of our community. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation also released a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment - "A Healthy Paso del Norte 2016 Report" which outlined a "common health agenda for the Paso del Norte region." The report also acknowledged the importance of addressing socio-economic influences on health in our region.
Members of the El Paso Healthcare and Social Work community will collaborate with and learn about the social barriers to healthcare faced by our region. Discussions and worksessions will focus specifically on;
Our Aging Population (Geriatrics)
Immigration and Cultural Issues in the border region
** CNE's will be provided for Nursing and CEU's for Social Work & Public Health professions
University Medical Center of El Paso is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association-Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides up to a total of 4 nursing contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.