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All Things Not Being Equal: Addressing Social & Psychosocial Determinants of Health in Diabetes

Join the American Diabetes Association on Tuesday, February 8th, at 3 p.m. EDT for a live, one-hour panel discussion about social and psychosocial determinants of health in diabetes. The session is a part of the "Hands On: Tips to Improve Diabetes Care" webinar series available exclusively to ADA members and offering CE credit.


In this webinar, speakers will discuss the overlapping impacts of social and psychosocial determinants of health in diabetes care as well as strategies for reducing disparities in the primary care setting. Presenters will share five actionable tips for addressing social and psychosocial determinants of health before the webinar concludes with a live Q&A session.


The “Hands On: Tips to Improve Diabetes Care” series is presented by ADA’s Behavioral Medicine & Psychology, Diabetes in Primary Care, and Diabetes Technology Interest Groups through the generous support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.



Kimberly Spiro, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR)



Julia Blanchette, PhD, RN, CDCES

ADCES/CBDCE Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Integrated Diabetes Management

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)


Priyanka Bakhtiani, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrine, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the concepts of health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health and explain how they affect people with and at risk for diabetes.
  • Discuss the overlapping impacts of social and psychosocial determinants of health as they relate to diabetes.
  • Understand the importance of increasing diversity among the diabetes health care professions and how that goal may be achieved.
  • Develop practical strategies for assessing and reducing disparities in your primary care clinic.
Availability: No future session
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 ACPE Credit
1 ANCC Credit
1 AAPA Credit
1 CDR Credit
1 APA Credit
1 ASWB Credit
1 COP Credit
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