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Disparities in Integrative Health [1904]

It is estimated that well over half of the population of the United States will be made up of ethnic minorities by the year 2050. Although this fact is known, less is known about how to successfully intervene in the health care of these individuals when health disparities exist. Disparities in health care however, are not just limited to one’s ethnic or racial background. It is defined as obstacles to health due to ethnicity; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. In this presentation, Dr. Sims will discuss the barriers to proper integrative health in these populations and what we can do as health care providers to better serve the quickly changing landscape of the healthcare.

Faculty: DeJarra Sims, ND

Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


Learning Objectives: 
  1. Recognize how health disparities adversely affect groups of people
  2. Identify the role of health care providers in reducing health care disparities
  3. Discuss barriers to effective integrative intervention in underserved populations
  4. Develop a framework for creating a professional commitment to eliminating health disparities in their communities
  5. Utilize cross-cultural communication skills in order to better serve a diverse patient population

CME/CEU Credits:
  1. Physicians: maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  2. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period.

This course is CME-eligible for a 2-year period ending on June 24, 2022. After the two-year time period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.