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Enhancing your IDEA Mindset: A Discussion on Social Determinants of Health with a Spotlight on South Asian Americans and People with Disabilities

This session discusses social determinants of health and the impact of health literacy, then focuses specifically on considerations when working with South Asian Americans and those with disabilities.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This product is free for COGA members.

This webinar was presented live on February 1, 2022.

The session will begin with an in-depth discussion of social determinants of health, such as economic stability, education access and quality, health care access and quality, and include a discussion of health literacy and what steps dietetics professionals can take to help address it. The session continues with an examination at the factors unique to South Asian Americans and those with disabilities, with an activity for attendees to discover the intersection of the multiple identities we all hold. The session will conclude with suggestions on how to increase effectiveness and improve outcomes when working with these unique populations.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7, 9.4, 12.1

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify unique challenges and solutions to providing culturally humble care to South Asian -American populations.
  2. Explain barriers to care for people with disabilities and barriers to equity for dietitians with disabilities. 
  3. List several social determinants of health and their relationship to IDEA concepts.
  4. Discuss steps that can be taken to promote health literacy improvement efforts.


Rabiya Bower, MHSc, RDN, LDN

Rabiya Bower is the Program Coordinator for the MS in Nutrition & Dietetic Practice/RDN Program at Thomas Jefferson University. She is currently an IDEA Leader with the Academy and a Mentor Match Program Volunteer with Diversify Dietetics. Rabiya was awarded the Outstanding Preceptor of the Year Award for Pennsylvania in 2021.

Marty Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND

Marty Yadrick is director of sales support and nutrition informatics for Computrition, Inc. where he has worked since 1993. He has held several leadership roles within the Academy, including President, Foundation Chair, and Chair of the Diversity Committee (now the IDEA Committee), and is currently a member of the Academy Nominating Committee. Marty has presented at several affiliate meetings over the years on IDEA-related topics.

Release Date: February 1, 2022


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