Part 2 Health is what we don’t have!
A systemic approach to address the harm of Social Determinants of Health
Wednesday, January 19
1 CHES Credit/1 CPH Credit Available
People say that they want health, but if you watch their behavior, you will conclude that they will soon need care. Care may be inevitable, but health is a choice we must make every day. However, there are obstacles in achieving health, so we must find ways to counteract the concerns that predictably block our path. Like anything of value, health requires knowledge and action. This presentation will discuss the need for personal accountability and a strong partnership with Healthcare to achieve positive outcomes for both individuals, families, communities, and Healthcare.
• Explore why we don’t have health.
• Explore the consequences of thinking that we do have health.
• Identify principles and actions to guide health.
• Describe a new function that will improve population health.
Dr. Fred Ferguson is the Assistant Director Pediatric Dentistry, Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn New York and Distinguished Teaching Professor – Emeritus, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University and also Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Medicine. During his 42-year career at Stony Brook, Ferguson developed oral health programs for special needs, children with HIV infection, chronic health problems, and craniofacial deformities and maintained an active practice. Dr. Ferguson is a highly sought-after speaker who has regularly presented to professional, consumer, and community groups. Ferguson has also consulted on healthcare with hospitals, organizations, and corporations. Dr. Ferguson has published articles and co-authored two book chapters. Dr. Ferguson is President/CEO and founder of Health Migration Consulting Inc. and ABOUTSMILESWORLD LTD, organizations focused on improving the quality of care and reducing cost through building a process for consumer accountability, stakeholder collaboration, and EMR integration.
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