49 min

Care Pays Back: Addressing the Social Determinants of Success in Healthcare Education with Dr. Rebecca Sarlo The #HCBiz Show!

    • Business

It is now widely accepted that socioeconomic issues like food, housing, transportation, and more, directly drive health outcomes in the U.S. These issues hinder access to quality healthcare, and create obstacles to education and stable employment. In the former context, they are often referred to as the Social Determinants of Health. In the latter context, we might consider them the Social Determinants of Success.
One organization that sees it this way is Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) – a nonprofit healthcare educational institution based in Clearwater, Florida. UMA has instituted what it calls a “culture of care”. That means they are fully committed to addressing the socioeconomic issues that make it difficult for students to apply, attend, and learn at their schools. UMA is committed to providing the support its students need to thrive inside and outside of school.
The culture of care is grounded in a commitment to diversity, community development, and a lifetime of support pledge to every student.  
They do this, of course, because it is the right thing to do. But it is also perfect for business! Good for their business as the word of mouth from past students becomes a powerful recruiting tool. And good for the business of health care too. After all, their students will know firsthand the value of receiving this type of support and they will bring it into the healthcare workforce with them. Who better to fix our SDOH issues than those who have already overcome them?
We discuss this, and much more with Rebecca Sarlo, Associate Vice President, and Director of Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus where she oversees both the academic and operational functions at the campus.
For full show notes and links, visit https://TheHCBiz.com.

It is now widely accepted that socioeconomic issues like food, housing, transportation, and more, directly drive health outcomes in the U.S. These issues hinder access to quality healthcare, and create obstacles to education and stable employment. In the former context, they are often referred to as the Social Determinants of Health. In the latter context, we might consider them the Social Determinants of Success.
One organization that sees it this way is Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) – a nonprofit healthcare educational institution based in Clearwater, Florida. UMA has instituted what it calls a “culture of care”. That means they are fully committed to addressing the socioeconomic issues that make it difficult for students to apply, attend, and learn at their schools. UMA is committed to providing the support its students need to thrive inside and outside of school.
The culture of care is grounded in a commitment to diversity, community development, and a lifetime of support pledge to every student.  
They do this, of course, because it is the right thing to do. But it is also perfect for business! Good for their business as the word of mouth from past students becomes a powerful recruiting tool. And good for the business of health care too. After all, their students will know firsthand the value of receiving this type of support and they will bring it into the healthcare workforce with them. Who better to fix our SDOH issues than those who have already overcome them?
We discuss this, and much more with Rebecca Sarlo, Associate Vice President, and Director of Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus where she oversees both the academic and operational functions at the campus.
For full show notes and links, visit https://TheHCBiz.com.

49 min

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