• Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Movement

    Ada D. Stewart MD, FAAFP, AAFP President, Moderator
    Warren Jones, MD, FAAFP, CHFM Board of Curators
    Dr. Barbara Berney, Producer & Project Creator
    Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, National Medical Association President
    Danielle Jones, Director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Q&A Facilitator

    This on demand session from the AAFP's Virtual Town Hall on March 10, 2021 features our expert panel, including "Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" producer, Dr. Barbara Berney. Discussion includes the award-winning documentary, ways to advance health equity for Medicare beneficiaries, and related legislation and advocacy. 

    Power to Heal

    "Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" follows a chronological arc, beginning with federal legislation (the Hill–Burton Act of 1946) that allowed the spread of segregated hospitals following World War II just as black doctors intensified their efforts to end racial discrimination. Expand your understanding of health care for Black Americans before Medicare, and how it can continue ensuring all citizens have equal access to care. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Review the history of segregated healthcare in America and the anti-segregation activities, the key moments and players that saw healthcare evolve to the present state.
    • Discuss the current state of healthcare for Black Americans and other minorities, defining areas of success and where greater progress is needed.
    • Evaluate your practice to determine the needs of Black and other minority patients and consider what you can change to improve the quality of care delivered to them.
    • Discuss the future of healthcare for Black Americans and other minorities, determine what is in the works and what needs to happen to reverse inequalities in care.

    View answers to members' questions asked during the live event on March 10.

    CME Credit Statement

    This Enduring Material activity, 2020 AAFP Town Hall On Demand, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval is 6/23/2020 - 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This session is approved for 1 AAFP Prescribed credit.