Ethical and Racial Disparities and Pharmacotherapy

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.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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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 ethical and racial disparities and pharmacotherapy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the issues surrounding racial and ethical disparities.
  • Identify factors that affect health disparities and pharmacotherapy.
  • Describe racial and ethnic disparities in prevalence of chronic disease conditions.
  • Recognize the various roles of clinician’s in eliminating disparities and identifying possible solutions.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
10/24/2022
Activity expires: 
10/24/2025
Rating: 
0

Presenter
Sonal Shah, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist  
UnitedHealthcare Community and State

Activity planners
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Judi Shaw-Rice, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, FABQAURP
UnitedHealthcare Medical Director
Community Plans of Texas                 

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.

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 Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. 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 statement

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to .75 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Attendance
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

  • 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
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