Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

In the context of the increased attention in the lay and medical press to structural racism in the aftermath of the recent high-profile deaths of African-Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system, this web series will examine the intersections of race and ethnicity, racism, sexual orientation, social justice and health to better understand the myriad ways these important factors lead to health care disparities in our communities.

Hosted by renowned health care leaders at Harvard Medical School, this series will feature experts, academics and advocates to offer clinical and actionable insights on race and social justice issues. We hope you will join us for these difficult but necessary conversations.

August Recordings

July Recordings

Screen shot of participants from the Use of Race in Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 8/5/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: Join our expert panelists as they discuss the use of race as a factor in assessing and managing kidney disease. Topics include the development of estimating equations, how false perceptions affect clinical care, and areas that can be addressed for improvement.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 8/6/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE: 2/6/2020 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School 

    Panelist: 

    • Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director, Health Equity, Anti-Racism, and Community Engagement; Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

    Planners:

    Course Planners:

    • Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School

    DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

    • Identify challenges related to including race as a modifying factor in estimating GFR
    • Discuss social versus biological factors in developing and managing kidney disease

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004663/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128158760000085

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12882-019-1502-z

     https://proceedings.med.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Wells-A200421LW-rko-Wells-Lindsay-M.D.-BLM-formatted.pdf

    https://nccd.cdc.gov/CKD/FactorsOfInterest.aspx?type=Race/Ethnicity

    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.06563

    https://bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12882-020-01852-3

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screen shot of presenter for The Racist Patient webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/29/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join our session as Dr. Sachin H. Jain discusses his paper "The Racist Patient" in the Annals of Internal Medicine with our panel of medical professionals in light of how racism affects healthcare, how things are changing, and what work still needs to be done. Topics discussed include personal as well as institutional challenges, the development of leadership, and social justice.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/30/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE: 1/30/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School 
    • Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education

    Panelist: 

    • Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP, President and CEO, SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan 

    Course Planners:

    • Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School

     

    DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • discuss challenges and opportunities related to addressing racism on both personal and institutional levels in healthcare organizations
    • identify methods of changing the healthcare culture that prevents people from speaking up to address issues of racism and health disparities

     

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

     

    https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/when-the-patient-is-racist/

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23588752/

    https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170821fp-race.html

     

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Recap of webinar with photos of presenters
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 7/15/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: This panel discussion focuses on the disparate impact of kidney disease on African-Americans and the factors that underlie that disparity including genetics, environment, structural racism, and socioeconomic status, among other factors.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 7/17/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE: 1/17/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Course Planners:

    • Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Harvard Medical School

    Session Faculty

    • Dr. Denyse Thornley-Brown, Professor Emerita of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
    • Dr. Opeyimi Olabisi, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

    DISCLOSURE: All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss challenges and opportunities related to addressing social determinants of health, particularly as they relate to African Americans and kidney disease
    • Identify methods of raising the participation rate of African American subjects in health studies that benefit their communities

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5004663/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128158760000085

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12882-019-1502-z

     https://proceedings.med.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Wells-A200421LW-rko-Wells-Lindsay-M.D.-BLM-formatted.pdf

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy