• Health Equity: Leading the Change

    Free self-study CME activity!


    You see it in your own patient base: People with social, economic, or environmental disadvantages tend to have poorer health.

    Now you can promote better health for all with this five-part self-study learning series.

    • Watch recorded videos led by experts in health equality.
    • Download supplemental materials.
    • Easily access specific sections to address your or a patient’s unique needs.
    • Revisit and review the learning session at any time.
    • Earn up to 6.5 enduring credits.

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    Sessions

    • Please complete sessions in order, one through five.
    • Come back anytime to start or continue sessions.
       

    1. Striving for Health Equity

     1.75 CME credits
     Jewell Carr, MD, FAAFP, Chair

    • Explain social accountability in health care.
    • Evaluate the evidence surrounding health disparities in the U.S.
    • Identify the multi-factorial causes of health care disparities in the U.S.
    • Compare and contrast individual vs institutional racism.
    • Perform a self-assess for own implicit biases.
       

    2. Addressing Social Determinants of Health

     1.25 CME credits
     Alisahah J. Cole, MD

    • Explain how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact health care.
    • Compare and contrast care informed by SDoH and care that changes SDoH.
    • Consider the implementation of interventions that address SDoH in healthcare.
    • Point out barriers and potential interventions to fully integrate care of SDoH into primary care.
    • Propose a plan to develop a community-primary care partnership to address health disparities and advance health equity.
    • Link improved patient outcomes to the interventions that address SDoH.
       

    3. Supporting Vulnerable Populations

     1 CME credit
     Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, PhD 
     Sonia Lopez, patient

    • Identify the unique features of rural communities that can both enhance and hinder the health of rural people.
    • Explain the impact of unconscious bias on individual thoughts and actions, and on health care outcomes for vulnerable populations.
    • Relate the presence of developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to increased health disparity
    • Consider the implementation of an intersectional approach to the care of vulnerable populations.
       


     

    4. Championing Economics and Policy to Reduce Health Disparities

     1.25 CME credits
     Brian E. Frank, MD

    • Evaluate challenges in value-based care reimbursement models with under-resourced populations.
    • Identify opportunities for health equity advocacy regarding payment structure for value-based reimbursement models.
    • Discuss the model of community-oriented primary care.
    • Relate how the incorporation of Community Vital Signs into the electronic health record can promote more equitable patient outcomes.
    • Propose a specific intervention to address health inequity in your own community.
    • Identify factors that affect health other than access to care in health systems, and factors that affect access to health care other than insurance/coverage status.
       

    5. Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Population Health

     1.25 CME credits
     Kellia J. Hansmann, MD, MPH

    • Explain how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact health care.
    • Compare and contrast care informed by SDoH and care that changes SDoH.
    • Consider the implementation of interventions that address SDoH in healthcare.
    • Point out barriers and potential interventions to fully integrate care of SDoH into primary care.
    • Propose a plan to develop a community-primary care partnership to address health disparities and advance health equity.
    • Link improved patient outcomes to the interventions that address SDoH.
       

     

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Health Equity: Leading Change and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 8/11/2021 to 8/11/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following sessions:

    • 1.75 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Striving for Health Equity
    • 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    • 1 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Supporting Vulnerable Populations
    • 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Championing Economics and Policy to Reduce Health Disparities
    • 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Population Health
       

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.