Advancing Health Equity Education Series Course
Advancing Health Equity Education Series Course is organized by OptumHealth Education (OHE).
Activity opens: 11/01/2019
Activity expires: 08/31/2021
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 3.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 3.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
This activity is approved for 3.50 contact hour ([0.35] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 3.50 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-201-H04-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 3.50 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 3.50 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 3.50 live continuing education credits.
The U.S. demographic profiles illustrate ours as a nation rich in cultural and racial diversity. To effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of individuals with diverse backgrounds, there is a need for cultural awareness and sensitivity. Achieving health equity refers to the elimination of health-related disparities across different populations as associated with access to care, utilization of care, presence of disease and health outcomes. Health inequities may include differences among populations of different races, religions, nationalities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, genders, ages and other cultural factors.
Health equity means helping people be the healthiest they can be by addressing identified health disparities. Recognizing and accepting those differences - as well as understanding their effect on individuals’ values, learning, and behavior - gives health care professionals (HCPs) the ability to give the best care to individuals with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors.
This activity will provide an overview of the fundamentals of health equity and present ways in which HCPs can apply the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to most effectively tailor health care delivery to all.
This course consists of two overview modules (Learning the Fundamentals Part I & II) and four optional case studies. Please note this content is for instructional purposes and that there are many variations in each culture.
Case study material is original to Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case‐Based Approach to Training Health Profession. Used with permission for educational purposes with providers and clinicians. Such educational content will not be copied or further distributed outside of the described educational purposes.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Discuss literature supporting the need to address health disparities among populations in the U.S.
• Explain the development and the utility of the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS standards).
• Identify health disparities and their causes.
• Define cultural competency.
• List the concepts of cross-cultural communication.
• Understand the impact of health literacy and how to work with patients who are of limited English proficiency (LEP).
• State the impact of cultural sensitivity in a health care setting through case study examples.
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- IPCE : 3.5
- Contact Hours : 3.5
- CEU : 0.35
- CME : 3.5
- Hours : 3.5
- CE Hours : 3.5
- CE Credits : 3.5
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