Racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and quality have long contributed to poor health, reduced quality of life, and increased morbidity and mortality among racialized minority populations in the United States; and yet, these disparities persist despite major advances in medicine and public health in recent decades. Addressing structural racism that drives social determinants of health, as well as interpersonal biases in health care, is imperative for making real progress in creating health equity among racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.
This CME Outfitters Newsletter article focuses on historical and present-day sources of health care disparities as discussed in a trail-blazing, two-day, round-table seminar. The discussion included the effects that disparate health and health care have on vulnerable minority populations, and specific strategies to mitigate structural and interpersonal racism to counter these disparities and promote best practices for equitable patient treatment and outcomes.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Supported by an educational grant provided by the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician associates (PAs), nurses, and pharmacists
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Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Cohen reports that he receives research support from Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. He serves on the speakers bureau for AstraZeneca; Boehinger Ingelheim; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Cohen reports that he receives research support from Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. He is on the speakers bureau for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Crear-Perry has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Green has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Harper has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Kirksey has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Knutson has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Lester has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Vela has no disclosures to report.
Dr. White has no disclosures to report.
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Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.
NOTE: Pharmacist CE Universal Activity Number, Enduring: JA0007185-0000-22-125-H01-P