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Health Disparities Awareness Month

Each January, the Graduate School of Medicine focuses on raising awareness of Health Disparities. The goal of this annual series is to enhance regional and national focus on health inequities while increasing the knowledge and awareness of the differences in health outcomes among groups in Eastern Tennessee. Our trainees and faculty recognized the educational benefits of this series, as indicated by marked improvement in their ratings of health disparities questions on a national accreditation survey they completed earlier this year. We want to keep this educational momentum going to further encourage our learners to refocus on goals for change toward achieving health equity.

The theme for 2023 will be “Bridging the Gap Towards Equity”. This series will begin the week of January 9th and run through the end of the month. All presentations will be via Zoom unless otherwise indicated.

2023 Agenda:

Week One

Date/Time

 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Zoom/Location

 

Monday, Jan 9

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Closing the Black-White Gap, a Women’s Healthcare Opportunity

Dr. Kimberly Fortner and Dr. Megan Young

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/94021556761


Video Recording:

Wednesday, Jan 11

12:00pm-1:00pm

Through the Equity Lenses

Liliana Burbano

 https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/96248606737

 

 


Video Recording:

Thursday, Jan 12

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Cultural Competency & Humility

Dr. Jennifer Russomanno

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/93345737537

 


Video Recording:

Friday, Jan 13

6:30-7:30 am

 

Myth or Memory: Managing Mistrust in Medical Encounters

 

Dr. Kenyon Railey

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/95696033511

 


Video Recording:


Week Two

Date/Time

 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Zoom/Location

 

Tuesday, Jan 17

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Care of LGBTQ+ Patients

Dr. Anthony Wilson

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/91902842580


Video Recording:

Wednesday, Jan 18

12:00pm-1:00pm

Intersectionality – Race & Disability

Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/96854268186

 


Video Recording:

Thursday, Jan 19

12:00pm- 1:00pm

 

How a physician can understand health-related social needs (HRSN) and health disparities in their daily practice

Dr. Keith Gray

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/93865510892

 


Video Recording:

Friday, Jan 20

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Race in Medicine: Data or Distraction

 

Dr. Andrea Deyrup & Dr. Joseph Graves Jr.

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/95144677017

 


Video Recording:


Week Three

Date/Time

 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Zoom/Location

 

Monday, Jan 23

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Health Disparities: A Panel and Conversation with Minority Community Members

Panel Members:
Stephanie Cook, Laura Contreras & Dexter Mims

Facilitated by: Liliana Burbano

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/96605110251


Video Recording:

Tuesday, Jan 24

12:00pm-1:00pm

Refugee Access to Healthcare

Dr. Austin Dalgo

 https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/99994416276

 


Video Recording:

Wednesday, Jan 25

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

A Panel and Conversation on Serving the Underserved in our Community

Panel Members: Annabel Henely, Cynthia Finch & TBA

Facilitated by: Liliana Burbano

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/99146014661

 


Video Recording:

Thursday, Jan 26

7:00am- 8:00am

 

Disparity in English literacy among our English as first language patients

 

Dr. Jacob Edwards

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/93023153609

 


Video Recording:

Thursday, Jan 26

12:00pm- 1:00pm

 

Health Disparities of Comfort at the End of Life

 

Dr. Annette Mendola and Dr. Adam Tyson

This hybrid session will take place in Wood Auditorium and on Zoom:

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/93732584940


Video Recording:

Friday, Jan 27

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Health Disparities in Rural Areas

 

Dr. Jillian Lloyd

https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/j/93184530437

 


Video Recording:

Accreditation

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal.  This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Disclosures

The focus of this accredited education is non-clinical. The topics include attaining new understanding of the impacts of health disparities, barriers to access to healthcare, and the long-term outlook for our community. Therefore, disclosures from speakers and planners are not required.




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