Overcoming Health Disparities in Diverse Populations: Strategies for the PCP

Learn the impact of health disparities in communities of color. This presentation highlights the factors that contribute to health inequalities for Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.  This includes a discussion of how social determinants of health has specifically impacted COVID-19. We will review racism as a social determinant of health and discuss how a historical perspective can provide further context into health disparities of communities of color. Implicit bias has been shown to play a role in health disparities.  We will discuss strategies to help overcome implicit bias including perspective taking, cultural humility, and workforce diversity.  Lastly, we’ll discuss how wellness can help achieve health equity.

Learning Objectives

  • Define health disparities
  • Describe social determinants of health
  • Identify strategies to reduce implicit bias 
  • Discuss alternative medicine practices in communities of color
  • Explain wellness approaches to address health inequalities

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
    • 0.25 Pharmacology
  • 0.25 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Nicola Finley, MD 

Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine Physician 
Tucson, AZ

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Nicola Finley, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP (moderator):  No relevant financial relationships disclosed.  

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education, which includes .25 hour of pharmacology.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
    • 0.25 Pharmacology
  • 0.25 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Cultural CompetencyPharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacology