Health Inequities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care is organized by CME Outfitters, LLC.

Premiere Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Friday, November 21, 2025

The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in all patient groups but rates are rising fastest in non-Hispanic Black patients. Clinicians are failing to recognize IBD in these high-incidence populations, leading to delays in diagnosis and worse long-term outcomes. Inequities in preventative care, health care worker bias, and social determinants of health (SDoH) are all barriers to the prompt recognition of IBD and achieving the best possible outcomes in IBD care.
Specific steps must be taken to achieve equitable IBD care. All healthcare staff members should be included in diversity and inclusion training efforts and education to address unconscious bias. Practicing U.S. gastroenterologists are not representative of the population they care for and concerted efforts are needed to improve diversity, starting with undergraduate trainees interested in gastroenterology.
In this podcast installment of a multi-prong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) series, Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc; Sophie Balzora, MD, FACG; and Nana Bernasko, CRNP, DNP, WHNP-BC, will discuss strategies vital to combating inequities in IBD. The conversation will describe modern-day issues in how unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities all influence the quality of care and will provide real-world strategies to improve IBD care for all patients.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
• Analyze the influence of unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities on the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.


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