Module 1

This session focuses on key definitions and framing of health differences, health disparities, and health equity, including the social determinants of health.

    Target Audience

    This continuing medical education activity was developed for healthcare professionals committed to improving quality and reducing health disparities.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
    • Distinguish between health differences, health disparities, and health equity;
    • Identify the tenets of social justice and human rights as framing principles for equity;
    • Describe social determinants of health as upstream factors promoting health equity.
    Course summary
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    Parent activity set: 
          Maranda C. Ward, EdD, MPH
    Assistant Professor
          Emerging Scholars Fellow in Antiracism & Health Equity
          Preceptor, CORE HEALTH Research Lab
          Program Lead, Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Ambassadors
         The George Washington University (GW)
         School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS)
         Department of Clinical Research & Leadership (CRL)


    This module is not eligible for CME credits. Participants should complete Modules 2-3 to receive CME Credit.

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