Cerebral Palsy

Activity description

This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning about cerebral palsy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the etiology of Cerebral Palsy
  • Recognize the importance of early identification and treatment of Cerebral Palsy for optimal outcomes
  • Realize the need for interprofessional collaboration in the management of Cerebral Palsy patients
  • Describe the laws for the protection of individuals with disabilities
  • State the different levels of impairment of Cerebral Palsy and its impact on individuals and their families
  • Discuss the risk factors from COVID-19 for patients with Cerebral Palsy

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

UnitedHealthcare Medical Director
Community Plans of Texas

Dr. Levy graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1967, received his degree as an osteopathic physician from the Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1971, and completed his Master of Business Administration in healthcare with honors at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas in 2001. He is board certified in pediatrics and addiction medicine and is a Fellow of both the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Levy worked in private pediatric practice for 38 years with the exception of a three-year appointment as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Associate Medical Director for the Cook Children’s Health Plan in Fort Worth, Texas, and then became a medical director for Aetna Better Health, Texas. He left Aetna to practice telemedicine with First Stop Health and later transitioned to a medical director position with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC-BCBS). In May 2019, Dr. Levy became the medical director for the Texas STAR Kids program at UnitedHealthcare.

Dr. Levy volunteers with the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee, which monitors impaired osteopathic physicians under medical board restrictions in Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and as Co-chair of an American Academy of Pediatrics’ Future of Pediatrics Conference. He has lectured at many national, state and local medical conferences and has also taught on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder for Shire Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Shionogi Pharma, Inc.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth 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.

All activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. 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 statement

The participant will be awarded up to .50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

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

  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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