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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.
Please remember that only the live version of each session is available for CME credit.

2023 Agenda:

Week One

Date/Time

 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Zoom/Location

 

Monday, Jan 9

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Maternal HealthCARE: Closing the Black-White Gap in Maternal Health Outcomes

Dr. Kimberly Fortner and Megan Young, MPH

 


Course Description: This presentation will feature a discussion on maternal mortality & morbidity disparity outcomes and the impact implicit bias and poor communication can have on optimal care delivery. We will describe the preliminary pilot work in the Center of Women and Infants to examine our culture and implementation of strategies to close the Black-White gap.


Video Recording: A recording will not be available for this session.

Wednesday, Jan 11

12:00pm-1:00pm

Through the Equity Lenses

Liliana Burbano

 

 

 


Course Description: This session will cover regional, county, and sub-county data to understand health disparities while addressing socioeconomic and environmental factors that affect health. It will also address concepts such as health equity, health disparities/inequities, health-related social needs (HRSN), and social determinants of health (SDoH).


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/kybfewlqSyA

Thursday, Jan 12

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Cultural Competency & Humility

Dr. Jennifer Russomanno

 

 


Course Description: This session aims to explain cultural competency and cultural humility and the difference between these two concepts. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of having both cultural competency and humility when addressing patient communication and health outcomes.


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/yhndJP8ke2I

Friday, Jan 13

6:30-7:30 am

 

Myth or Memory: Managing Mistrust in Medical Encounters

 

Dr. Kenyon Railey

 

 


Course Description: During this virtual lecture, Dr. Railey will utilize real world cases and examples to review the concepts of historical memory and mistrust while exploring how memory and myth impact patient perceptions of trust and medical decision making.


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/AarOgbJOgYY


Week Two

Date/Time

 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Zoom/Location

 

Tuesday, Jan 17

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Care of LGBTQ+ Patients

Dr. Anthony Wilson

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/jIa3VjwvqjI

References:

https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/type/learning-module/

Preventive Health Care for Men Who Have Sex With Men

Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex With Women

Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons

Transline 2019

Wednesday, Jan 18

12:00pm-1:00pm

Disabusing Disability, Redefining Race: Intersectionality in Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami

 

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/ME5_sxTkCbE

Friday, Jan 20

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Race in Medicine: Data or Distraction

 

Dr. Andrea Deyrup & Dr. Joseph Graves Jr.

 

 


Course Description: During this virtual lecture, Drs. Deyrup and Graves will reveal the fallacies and falsehoods that support race-based medicine and describe an approach to dismantle systemic racism in medicine.


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/eWJ1J8QLCc0


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

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/v-BsjA2-auk

Tuesday, Jan 24

12:00pm-1:00pm

Refugee Access to Healthcare

Dr. Austin Dalgo

 

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/8_ISWagMDoQ

Wednesday, Jan 25

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

A Panel and Conversation on Serving the Underserved in our Community

Panel Members: Dena Mashburn, Cynthia Finch & Mary Cavadia

Facilitated by: Liliana Burbano

 

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/xESiOilCDcY

Thursday, Jan 26

7:00am- 8:00am

 

Disparities in Health Literacy Among English as First Language Patients

 

Dr. Jacob Edwards

 

 


Course Description: This presentation will review the average education levels of patients from East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky to better garner an understanding of the significance of health literacy disparities in our native English speaking population. From this presentation, the audience will gain tools to amend their practice in health information communication.


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/xOSevBot5YQ

Thursday, Jan 26

12:00pm- 1:00pm

 

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

Dr. Keith Gray

 

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/L5c_CrYpuaM

Friday, Jan 27

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

Health Disparities in Rural Areas

 

Dr. Jillian Lloyd

 

 


Video Recording: https://youtu.be/nV1keyAuz6w

TBD

 

Social Determinants of Comfort

 

Dr. Annette Mendola,
Dr. Adam Tyson,
Dr. Lisa Lindley and
Dr. Kim Mooney-Doyle

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

This session is postponed. Check back for an update


Course Description: This Ethics Case Rounds will use several cases to illustrate the Social Determinants of Comfort, i.e., the disparities in what end-of-life interventions are available, offered, and accepted by patients and families.  Our panel includes both hospital providers and leading scholars on end-of-life care. 


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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