On-Demand CE Training

ODL 208: The Inequality in Healthcare: A Systems Theory Approach through a Social Work Lens

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Revised on 07/19/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Inequalities in healthcare is an issue that affects every single person. This course will provide a brief overview of those inequalities in the healthcare system. Inequalities in healthcare can be difficult to identify because of the number of components within the structure itself. Understanding the whole system will provide insights that will help healthcare professionals and social workers recognize and combat the inequalities that create barriers to quality care. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Apply systems theory to health care and a person’s overall health
  • Identify determinants of health for various demographics
  • Identify their role and responsibilities as social workers and public services workers to combat inequalities in healthcare


Kendra O’Berry, LCSW, is a graduate of Valdosta State University with her Bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s degree in Social Work. She is an LCSW and has been working in the medical and mental health fields for most of her career. She is a wife, mother, and travel enthusiast. It is her hope to be able to educate not only her peers but as many in the community as possible of their rights, and how to live their best lives.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey – 1 CE Credit
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Contact Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.