HUED: Introduction to Perinatal Health Equity
Adequate and quality perinatal healthcare is a key contributor to successful outcomes. It is important during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods, as well as the overall health outcomes for their children. As a result of systemic racism and historical disenfranchisement in the U.S., Black and Indigenous women die of preventable pregnancy related conditions at a rate 2-4 times higher than other races, even when socioeconomic and educational variables are considered. This course will explore inequities in perinatal and maternal health through the comparison of history and current state of birth in the US. It will also describe barriers to equitable care, highlight the impact of racial discrimination on birthers and families, and explore a collaborative care model as a solution to achieving health equity.
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and HUED.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of all patient-facing maternal health care providers; health care practitioners who intend to provide care to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous parents, including but not limited to obstetricians and gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, neonatologists, pediatricians, and nurse midwives. Additionally, it may apply to counselors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, PAs, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other HCPs who are interested in perinatal health equity.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe concepts relating to perinatal health equity.
- Explain the historical implications in present-day labor and birth practices.
- Summarize the barriers to birth equity.
- Explain the evidence-based practices to achieving perinatal health equity.
Tineciaa Harris, MSPH, MS, LSSGB
Director, Health Education & Clinical Research
Rebecca Gleason, RN
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and HUED. Optum Health 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
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU).
If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU).
RD's and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.5 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.
This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours ([0.15] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.50 contact hours.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-22-167-H04-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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.
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.50 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health 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. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 enduring 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 pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.50 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.50 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.50 AMA - Physicians
- 1.50 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.50 APA - Psychologists
- 1.50 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.50 CDR - Dietitians
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