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.

April Recordings

March Recordings

February Recordings

January Recordings

December Recordings

Please note credits are no longer available for the older recordings and recordings prior to October 2020 have been removed.

Picture of Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 4/14/2021

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: Please join us as Dr. Tucker interviews Dr. Augustus White on his trailblazing career and his view of health care disparities over many years in the medical field.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 4/15/2021 

    TERMINATION DATE: 10/15/2021 (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:

    Panelists:

    • Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD, Director, Culturally Competent Care Education Program, Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education; Former Advisory Dean, William Augustus Hinton Society; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Former Professor, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • J. Kevin Tucker, MD, Vice President of Education, Mass General Brigham; Master in Clinical Service Operations Program Director, 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:

    1. Describe and explore shared experiences with both racism and equity

    2.. Identify a basis for addressing health care disparities 

    3. Discuss cultural competency 

    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:

    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

     

Screenshot from March webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 3/24/2021

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: This presentation covers 1) foundational concepts on health equity, including the various types of bias and discrimination commonly seen in health care; and 2) a new framework for advancing racial justice and equity in the health care arena by leveraging high-performance quality and safety practices to systematically make inequities visible and to address and resolve them as an integral part of health care practice. In conclusion, the moderator answers questions from the live audience.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 3/26/2021 

    TERMINATION DATE: 9/26/2021 (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:

    Presentor:

    • Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, Vice President, Equitable Health Systems & Innovation in the Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association; Medical Director in Quality, Safety and Equity, Brigham & Women’s Hospital 

    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:

    1. Define core concepts related to equity and health care 

    2. Describe five key drivers for eliminating inequities by focusing on quality and safety 

    3. Identify specific strategies for effectively leveraging existing quality/safety infrastructure and processes to advance equity 

    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:

    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

     

Participants from February 24 webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 2/24/2021

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: This session will cover the growing movement of healthcare-based civic engagement and outline the more than 300 hospitals, 25,000 healthcare providers, and 100+ medical associations that collectively helped nearly 50,000 patients get ready to vote in the 2020 election. Learn how these organizations continue to build voter registration access points into healthcare settings across the country by working with organizations like Vot-ER and Civic Health Month.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 2/25/2021 

    TERMINATION DATE: 8/25/2021 (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:

    • Alister Francois Martin, MD, MPP, Emergency Medical Specialist; Instructor, Faculty Center for Social Justice

    Panelists:

    • Olaoluwa Fayanju, MD, MS, Senior Medical Director, Oak Street Health
    • Zonia Moore; MD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ben Ruxin, Program director, Civic Health Month

    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 the legal statute empowering healthcare providers to encourage voter registration
    • Discuss the Dos and Don’ts of guiding patients and community members to vote
    • Review the benefits of civic engagement to the health of community members

    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

     

screenshot of speaking from Jan 20 webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 1/02/2021

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: The panelists will discuss why vaccination hesitancy exists in populations of color and discuss strategies to increase vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 1/22/2021 

    TERMINATION DATE: 7/22/2021 (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:

    • Wanda McClain, Vice President, Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

    Panelists:

    • Paulette Chandler, MD, MPH, Associate Epidemiologist, Division of Preventive Medicien, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    • Michael A. Curry, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
    • Rev. Liz Walker, Senior Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church

    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:

    • Review the history that has led to unequitable health outcomes and distrust of medical systems in communities of color in the US
    • Define trauma
    • Identify steps to help marginalized communities participate in Covid-19 vaccination programs

    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

     

Screenshot of the 3 participants from the December 2nd webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 12/2/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE: Please join us for this important discussion on the role of international medical graduates in providing care to the underserved.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 12/3/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE: 6/3/2021 (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, Chief of Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital; Medical Director, DCI Faulkner Dialysis Clinic; Faculty Director for Accreditation and MOC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Panelists:

    • Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Mandeep R. Mehra, MB, BS, Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, FACC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research; Professor (Hon.), University of Queensland 

    Course Planners:

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

     

    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 the steps foreign medical graduates take to become certified to train in the US
    • Discuss the role foreign medical graduates play in providing health care to underserved communities
    • Identify the benefits of creating a diverse heath care workforce

    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