Proceedings of the Forum: Addressing Unconscious Bias and Disparities in Health Care: A Call to Action is organized by CME Outfitters, LLC.
Course Release Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Crouse Expiration Date: Monday, September 16, 2024
Statement of Need:
Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare access and quality have long contributed to poor health, reduced quality of life, and increased morbidity and mortality among racialized minority populations in the United States; and yet, these disparities persist despite major advances in medicine and public health in recent decades. Addressing structural racism that drives social determinants of health, as well as interpersonal biases in health care, is imperative for making real progress in creating health equity among racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.
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.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the sources of health care disparities in the context of broader historical and present-day structural racism, socioeconomic inequities, health system inequalities, and interpersonal bias and discrimination.
• Outline the range and magnitude of the effects of disparate health and health care on preventable morbidity and mortality in vulnerable minority populations.
• Identify specific strategies, resources, and goals to mitigate structural and interpersonal racism to counter health and healthcare disparities and promote best practices for equitable patient treatment and outcomes in all specialties