Global Is Local! How Does Global Health Impact Us?

June 12, 2019


Activity description

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, and growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.

This panel discussion will focus on how the global burden of disease and human mobility are affecting U.S. health care professionals (HCPs) and institutions, the current shift of thinking to “Global Is Local” and how improving global health can improve health in the U.S.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group – Center for Clinician Advancement.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, social workers and other HCPs who are interested in global health.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
•    Describe how the global burden of disease and human mobility are affecting U.S. HCPs and institutions.
•    Discuss the progression from international health to global health and the current shift to “Global Is Local.”
•    Explain why U.S. HCPs must be able to alter their approach to providing health care based on an individual’s country of birth or recent travel.
•    State how improving global health can improve health in the U.S.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
06/12/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/12/2019 - 2:00pm EDT

Margaret-Mary Wilson, MDMargaret-Mary Wilson, MD, MRCP, FNMCP, MBA (Moderator)
Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Global
Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Global


Claudio Lottenberg, MDClaudio Lottenberg, MD
UnitedHealth Group Brasil


William Stauffer, MDWilliam Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Director, Human Migration and Health
Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

About the presenters
Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Global. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Healthcare Quality Management and completed a Clinical Cardiology fellowship at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in Hammersmith Hospital, U.K. Dr. Wilson is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and a fellow of the American Institute of Healthcare Quality, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Dr. Wilson also holds a master’s in business administration with a specialization in healthcare management.

Prior to Joining UnitedHealthcare in 2008, Dr. Wilson was Associate Professor of Internal and Geriatric Medicine at St Louis University, Missouri, where she also served as Director of Geriatric Ambulatory Services and Director of the Ortho-Geriatric Service. Her experience also includes direct patient care, medical education, patient safety, quality improvement, risk management and utilization management in a variety of health care settings in Africa, the U.K. and the U.S.

Dr. Wilson has received numerous awards in the field of medicine, including the Kathy Humphrey Award for Excellence in the promotion of cultural diversity in medical education, LIDE de Saúde Healthcare Award for the most prominent name in Brazilian medicine in 2018, Chevening award from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, John H. Gladney Diversity Award for outstanding performance as a medical educator and 2018 “Women Worth Watching” Leadership Award. She has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

Dr. Claudio Lottenberg is currently President of the UnitedHealth Group Brasil, as well as Chairman of the board of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, for which he was President from 2001 to 2016, where he assumed the management of two public hospitals and founded its medical school. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology; advisor to the National Quality Foundation; advisor to the board of the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology; member of the Brazilian Society of Laser and Ophthalmology Surgery; member of a committee of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP); faculty member at Harvard; and Vice President of the deliberative council of the Brazil-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a full Professor in Public Health Policies of the MBA course in health at Insper in São Paulo. He is also President of the Business Leadership (LIDE) in health and the board of directors of the Coalition Health Institute; a member of the Academy of Medicine of São Paulo; and was a member of the advisory council of the Faculty of Medicine Foundation of São Paulo till 2017.

Dr. William Stauffer is Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, and also holds appointments in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases and in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota (UMN). He is the Director of Human Migration and Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. His clinical practice is at Regions Hospital, Infectious Diseases, with an outpatient practice at the Travel and Tropical Medicine Specialty Clinic. He is an expert in travel and tropical medicine working in clinical medicine, surveillance and policy development. He serves as the lead medical advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (Immigrant, Refugee, Migrant Health Branch), where he works on issues of human mobility and how it affects human health (e.g., travel medicine, refugee and immigrant health). He co-directs the UMN/CDC Global Health Course and other online courses.
Dr. Stauffer works extensively in clinical medicine education, research and in public health in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His research areas have included infectious disease surveillance, malaria diagnostics, neglected tropical diseases, cost evaluation of public health programs, strongyloidiasis and viral hepatitis. He acts as an advisor to the European Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and chairs an Inter-Governmental Refugee Health Work-Group aimed at aligning medical management of refugees.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control 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 whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealth Group – Center for Clinician Advancement. 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
Interprofessional EducationThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-19-140-L04-P/T

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.

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth 1 CEU.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Counselors, social workers and/or marriage and family therapists
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed a post-activity assessment and an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.

Social workers
ACE ABSW LogoAs 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 ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
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Activity date/time: This live webcast will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT (12–1 p.m. CDT; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT; 10–11 a.m. PDT).

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