CVS Health’s Health Equity Clinical Education Hub

Our educational hub, which is supported by an educational grant from CVS Health, serves as a foundation for tackling barriers to equitable health care access, medications, and follow-up, while also addressing the stigma that impedes care for underserved patients. The hub provides resources and educational activities to illuminate these issues and empower health care practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need for everyday interactions with their patients.


There is an urgent need to address health inequities prevalent in underserved communities throughout the United States. Currently, health inequities account for approximately $320 billion in annual health care spending and could grow to $1 trillion by 2040.* CME Outfitters is addressing these challenges by providing health care practitioners with health equity educational activities and resources. These activities and resources share best practices for addressing biases, health care disparities, structural racism, while fostering cultural humility.


*Deloitte Analysis: Health Care Costs for Average American Could Triple by 2040 if Health Inequities are Unaddressed While Annual Spending Could Exceed $1 Trillion. Published July 6, 2022.

Digital Badging Program

Digital badges are visual displays of achievement and competency within a specific subject or skill set. Digital badges can represent direct measures of competency through performance assessments, rubrics, and other knowledge evaluations.

Our digital badges are:

  • Verifiable: Our badge credentials contain verifiable data to show what you have learned and how you learned it.
  • Shareable: Badges can be shared across numerous social media platforms and can be embedded into email signatures, CVs, and webpages.
  • Legitimate: Badging is a transparent way to tell people about your skills and competencies.

The activities below are categorized by the steps necessary to earn badges

Step 1: Select Learn More under the applicable Badge below
Step 2: Complete the foundational activity
Step 3: Complete the role-specific educational activity
Step 4: Complete all required therapeutic area-specific activities
NOTE: Badges are issued a month in arrears.
For Example: activities completed in January, badges will be issued in February. 

Culturally Responsive Care Champion

Culturally Responsive Care Champion (tier 1)


LGBTQ+ Responsive Care Champion


Culturally Responsive PCP Behavioral Health Champion

CVS (2)

Population Health Education

CVS (1)

Preventive Health Education


Implicit Association Test

Understanding how implicit bias impacts our lives is a theme running through each of the Diversity and Inclusion activities. We all have biases; we can learn more about our biases by taking the implicit association test (IAT). This first step in understanding bias can help us unravel the myths we may have learned and move forward with compassion and cultural humility to help address health disparities today.

Assess Food Insecurity

Over 35 million Americans are food insecure, which is associated with nearly $53 million in health care costs. As food insecurity relates to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions, assessing patients for food insecurity is one of the most important tools physicians can use. Access these links to view this simple 2-question survey and other tools available to assess food insecurity in patients of all ages.

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Clinician Guide to Implementing Gender-Neutral Terminology

Using assumptive or gendered terms for pronouns, relationships, or bodies in health care can be harmful to patients because it reinforces stereotypes around gender expression and identity. Until the HCP has had a chance to establish patient consent around terminology, consider using gender-neutral terms to cultivate an inclusive environment for your patients of all gender identities.

Learn more about the intersections of gender, language, inclusivity, and health equity, as well as suggested language swaps in this free PDF guide.

Clinician Guide to Understanding Pronouns

Pronouns are the language we use in order to refer to other people. In order to avoid assuming someone’s pronouns based on factors like appearance, we should routinely share our pronouns and ask for the pronouns of others. Learn more about common pronouns, the harm of assumptions, pronouns in the workplace, and more, in this free PDF guide.

How To Be A Good LGBTQIA+ Ally

An ally is one who knows and cares about an LGBTQIA person. For some, being an ally will be as easy as breathing. For others, it will take intentional effort. To learn more about LGBTQIA+ allyship, download this free PDF guide.

CDC's Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

While actions speak louder than words, the right words also matter. Inclusive language is a pivotal component in communication between providers and patients and is necessary to promote and instill health equity.

Cultural Humility and Cultural Competence

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are the foundation of respectful care. Clinicians need to both understand and continually practice cultural competence and cultural humility to better engage with patients and individuals in the community. To learn more about the different principles (developmental vs. self-reflection) behind cultural humility and competency, please download this resource.

Earn a Digital Badge

How to claim your badge? It’s easy!

  • Step 1: Complete the Activity Requirements
    Once you’ve completed the requirements for a digital badge, you will receive an email from our badging partner, Credly, inviting you to claim your badge.
  • Step 2:  Claim your Credly badge
    Use the link provided in the invitation email to claim your digital badge.
  • Step 3: Share Your New Credential
    Start by sharing your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Or add it to your email signature or webpage for added visibility.

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