Racial Trauma and Health Equity Across the Lifespan
Patients’ physical and mental wellbeing are determined by many aspects of their social and economic experiences, known as social determinants of health (SDOH), which include such factors as health care access, education level, social environment, and income. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) also strongly influence psychological and physical health, with culturally informed ACE (C-ACE) being identified as a widely experienced psychosocial stressor for many minority patients. This activity focuses on educating health care professionals about the impact of racism and bias on their patients’ SDOH, C-ACE, and short- and long-term mental and physical health outcomes. In addition, risk factors for C-ACE, as well as the important role of managed care in decreasing C-ACE among minority patients, will be discussed.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
This activity is supported by Optum Behavioral Health.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and therapists who are interested in learning about pertinent topics in behavioral health, including current trends, concerns, data, and influencing factors surrounding mental health outcomes.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the SDOH
- Discuss how SDOH and ACE impact health and wellbeing
- Identify the impacts of bias and racism on care, and their roles as risk factors for exposure to C-ACE
- Describe the economic effects and health outcomes associated with C-ACE
- Recognize the role of managed care in influencing pertinent changes in care that can help to decrease C-ACE
Laura Montgomery-Barefield, MD
Behavioral Medical Director
Kathy Scott-Gurnell, MD, MS
Behavioral Medical Director
Elizabeth V. Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
LaRhonda Jones, MD
ECS-Senior Behavioral Medical Director – Central Region
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group, Research and Development. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 live continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Attendance
Activity date/time: This live activity will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST (12-1 pm EST; 10-11 am MST; 9-10 am PST).
WebEx link for Wednesday, January 27, 2021: https://optum.webex.com/optum/j.php?MTID=m1b4369637e8a49268d886cc36fa45ca4
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Fees: There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
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