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Addressing Health-Related Inequities

There is an urgent need to address healthcare inequities in communities of color across the United States by providing education and sharing best practices at the root of systemic racism.

Most clinicians believe that health care disparities are related more to the systems of care than their own decisions on when and how to provide that care. Understanding and eliminating unconscious bias are paramount to improving patient care. As a CME provider, CME Outfitters has a responsibility to tackle this issue and be a guiding force for health care professionals (HCPs) around the globe.

This hub serves as a framework for addressing not only the barriers to equitable health care access, medications, and follow-up but also the stigma that creates inequity and impedes care for underserved patients. The educational activities and resources in this hub are designed to shed light on this matter, help HCPs recognize these issues, and empower them with tools to use in their clinical practice.

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Health Inequities in Mental Health Care

In this CME Outfitters podcast episode, expert faculty will discuss cultural and systemic challenges faced by ethnic/racially diverse patients, and empower health care professionals with education, tools, and resources to address these challenges and provide more equitable mental health care for all.


Gastroenterology Care: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, Drs. Peek and Quezada will guide learners through a patient case scenario reflective of the impact of biases, disparities, and health inequities that exist in racial and ethnic underserved patients with IBD.


Vaccines: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

This CMEO BriefCase will discuss the health care challenges of a racially diverse young mother and her 2-year-old child, and how to encourage vaccinations as preventative measures for both.


Closing the Gap: Disparities in Oral Health and Access to Dental Care

In this CME Outfitters podcast, expert faculty detail the systemic and social determinants that contribute to oral health disparities, particularly the factors that contribute to dental health disparities in patients of color. Faculty also provide action steps for medical and dental HCPs to help mitigate inequities in oral health and the consequences of poor dental care.


Cardiology: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

Expert faculty follows the journey of a 48-year-old Black female with AF to illuminate disparities in the quality of care she is offered. Frank questions and candid discussions about the impact of implicit bias, social determinants of health, shared decision making, and health literacy provide actionable and individualized strategies to improve outcomes for all patients with AF.


Proceedings of the Forum: Addressing Unconscious Bias and Disparities in Health Care: A Call to Action

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.


Call to Action for Health Equity: Racial Disparities in the Care of Patients with Cardiometabolic Disease

This CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand will focus on identifying structural and social determinants of health (SDOH) and clinician biases that place minority patients at risk for poorer outcomes in cardiovascular disease and implementing health care practices to improve these outcomes.

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Call to Action: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

This CME Outfitters podcast will focus on helping clinicians identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes and then outline steps for implementing effective and timely clinical interventions to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.


Pain Management: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

Quality of life (QoL) depends greatly on adequate pain management. Without sufficient care, patients dealing with chronic pain suffer in every station of their lives, ranging from personal to professional.


Mental Health Care: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

This CMEO BriefCase will discuss the mental health care challenges of a 28-year-old Black male, with a history of schizophrenia and previous failed attempts at treatment.