Addressing Health Disparities
This interactive course aims to guide an understanding of holistic community solutions that can increase equity, improve systems of care across the community, develop networks and trust, strengthen communication channels and implement city-wide protocols and practices to improve access to care, coordination of care between primary and specialist and individual knowledge of health.
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Addressing Health Disparities

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 85%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience
Physicians -
Healthcare Disparities - Social Determinants of Health

Nurses -
Healthcare Disparities - Social Determinants of Health

Description
Most of us are aware that health disparities in the United States are disproportionately caused by several factors. Some of these factors include socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity. As we examine communities having increased prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), health disparities are integral to these problematic trends.

This interactive course aims to guide an understanding of holistic community solutions that can increase equity, improve systems of care across the community, develop networks and trust, strengthen communication channels and implement city-wide protocols and practices to improve access to care, coordination of care between primary and specialist and individual knowledge of health.
  

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the various dimensions of disparities.
  2. Discuss relevant research, challenges and complexities related to health disparities.
  3. Reflect on your own beliefs and foundations of practice to gain a broader understanding of health disparities.
  4. Theorize an approach as a practitioner to integrate tools when planning care for patients.
  5. Reflect upon the role and importance of cultural competency in providing equitable care.
  6. Reflect upon and assess the issue of healthcare disparities under the subdivisions of provider, institution and community responsibility.
  7. Measure improved care in populations accessing the safety net.
  8. Evaluate the impact of social determinants of health in making health decisions.
  9. Analyze the applicability of risk assessment tools.
  10. Value interventions that can improve cardiovascular health of populations accessing the safety net and reduce health disparities.


Course Agenda

Time

Presentation

Learning Objectives

20 minutes

Module 1: Overview of Disparities

1-4

20 minutes

Module 2: Developing cultural competency

5-7

50 minutes

Module 3: Impact of SDOH on CVD

8-10


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
90 minutes

Faculty
Katherine Tucker, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, NE-BC
Clinical Program Dir, Heart and Vascular Center
Yale Health

Linda P. Bolin, PhD, RN, ANP
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University

Sarah Alexander, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center

Natalie Evans, MD, MS
Staff Physician, Section of Vascular Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Kimberly Ketter, MSN, AGNP-C, CDE
Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Patient

Shawna Nesbitt, MD
Associate Dean, Minority Student Affairs
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Eduardo Sanchez, MD
CMO, AHA
Prevent and Center for Health Equity

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  October 2018
TERMINATION DATE:  10/25/2021
LAST REVIEW DATE: October 2018
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 10/25/2018 10/25/2021

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement   Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

This course has been designated by the American Heart Association for 1.50 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Katherine Tucker

Yale Health

None

None

None

None

None

Linda P. Bolin

East Carolina University

None

None

None

None

None

Sarah Alexander

Rush University Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Natalie Evans

Cleveland Clinic

None

None

None

None

None

Kimberly Ketter

Patient

None

None

None

None

None

Shawna Nesbitt

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Quantum Genomics, NIH

Relypsa, Quantum Genomics

None

Quantum Genomics, Relypsa

None

Eduardo Sanchez

AHA

None

None

None

None

None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This course has been developed with a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
371 Registered Users
Credits
1.5 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1.5 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1.5 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit