Social Determinants of Health and Performance Measurement, Management, and Improvement Webinar

Guiding Rehabilitation Success with CARF

Speaker: Christine M. MacDonell, FACRM, Managing Director at the Medical Rehabilitation and International Aging Services/Medical Rehabilitation

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Social determinants of health (SDH) are the conditions in which people live, work, and age and include factors like housing stability, employment status, geographic location, education, and other socioeconomic circumstances. SDH, often determined by distribution of wealth and resources, has proven responsible for inequities in healthcare and has become its biggest cost-driver. Providers can turn to the CARF standards for guidance in confronting barriers of access, capacity, and social determinants that can weaken service outcomes. Outcomes- and evidence-informed service delivery involves addressing the unique, changing needs of individuals across ages and life situations. CARF’s accreditation model is ideally constructed to address these barriers and to help maintain service continuity.

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Recorded February, 25, 2020

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how their organization addresses social determinants of health (SDOH).
  2. Describe international and national movements to address SDOH.
  3. Recognize the need to address more than the International Classification of Function in rehabilitation programs and services.


1.25 Nursing Contact Hours

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

About the Speaker

christinemacdonnellChris began her varied career in the healthcare industry as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Southern California. While still in California, she became an administrator of a full continuum of care. Chris came to CARF in 1991. She has served as the Managing Director of Medical Rehabilitation and Aging Services during her time with CARF. Chris is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chris is the 2019 recipient of the American Medical Rehabilitation Provider Association’s National Leadership Award and the 2019 Stanley Coulter Lecturer at ACRM. Chris has represented CARF International at international, national, regional and local meetings to promote and interpret standards and the use of accreditation as a quality business and clinical strategy throughout the continuum of care. She is part of the medical rehabilitation team responsible for the training of CARF surveyors and also the development and revision of CARF standards.

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