Health Equity Series

Health Equity Series from GW Health Sciences

GW Health Sciences’ core purpose is to drive innovation and quality through education, scholarship, and service. That mission includes a focus to develop competencies for all learners in healthcare quality and health equity, fitting within a broader GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2019-2023 strategic community goal to be nationally recognized for a measurable commitment to health equity. To this end, The Department of Clinical Research and Leadership sponsored a five-month series from September 2019 to January 2020 to facilitate a shared understanding of health equity and its use as a lens for teaching, practicing, and service.

The series covers the following topics:

  • Defining health equity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Recognizing vulnerable and socially disadvantaged U.S. populations
  • Contemporary challenges to health equity
  • Workforce equity
  • Locating health equity data sources
  • Cultural humility
  • Facilitating difficult discussions
  • Root causes of health disparities
  • Leveraging community assets through partnerships

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone in the health professions- students, staff, administrators, faculty, researchers, and clinicians. 

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of teaching about the social, environmental, and structural factors that threaten health equity
  • Create inclusive climates, policies, and practices to address the challenges of health equity
  • Seek out equitable and sustainable institutional and community partnerships to advance health equity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
07/01/2023

Content

The course content is organized into 4 modules:
 
  • Framing Health Equity (Required)
  • U.S. Health Disparities Data
  • Root Causes of Health Disparities
  • How to Talk about Race in the Health Professions Classroom
 

Prerequisites

Registrants must complete Module 1: Framing Health Equity as a prerequisite before taking other modules.

Faculty 

 
      Maranda C. Ward, EdD, MPH
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Clinical Research and Leadership
      The George Washington University
      School of Medicine and Health Sciences
 
 
 
 
 
     Abby Charles, MPH
     Senior Program Manager, Institute for Public Health Innovation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Karey M. Sutton, PhD
     Director, Health Equity Research Workforce
     Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA
     Assistant Professor
     Director, Physician Assistant/MPH Program
     The George Washington University
     School of Medicine and Health Sciences
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Susan Lelacheur, DRPH, PA-C
     Professor
     Department of Physician Assistant Studies
     The George Washington University
     School of Medicine and Health Sciences
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Physicians

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of participation will be provided to all other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
 
Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.
 
If participants have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, they should contact their state licensing board prior to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure registering for the course.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).
 
For the purposes of relicensure most State Boards of Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
 
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program. 
 
Please check with your medical society/credentialing agency/governing body to confirm CE eligibility.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
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