• AAFP Virtual Town Hall

    Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Movement
    Wednesday, March 10
    7-8 p.m. CT

    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

    Power to Heal

    Join us for a special AAFP Town Hall featuring our expert panel, including "Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" producer, Dr. Barbara Berney. We will discuss the award-winning documentary, ways to advance health equity for Medicare beneficiaries, and related legislation and advocacy. 

    "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. 

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    Watch Power to Heal Documentary

    • Available to members only
    • View 60-minute documentary now through March 17

    Learning Objectives

    • Communicate AAFP’s role in the establishment of Medicare during the civil rights movement.
    • Advocate for legislation that supports Medicare payment and access.
    • Implement actions that advance health equity for Medicare beneficiaries and their communities.  

    CME Credit Statement

    This Live series activity, AAFP Virtual Town Hall, from 3/25/2020 - 12/31/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    March 10 session: Approved for 1 AAFP Prescribed credit