One World Surgery: Leadership and Teambuilding

Activity description 

The non-profit organization One World Surgery performs its charitable programs in two countries: Honduras and the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, limited resources and poor access to health care are especially evident in bateys (sugar workers’ towns), which are home to many Haitian immigrants and their descendants. The goal of One World Surgery is to fill the gaps in the public health care systems for both countries, help meet the needs of individuals who the public system does not have the resources to treat and ensure care is provided to those most likely to benefit. This activity will describe the goals of One World Surgery, recognize individuals who the local health care system is not able to treat comprehensively, identify barriers that prevent members of the batey population from receiving high-quality care and discuss programs designed to provide financial assistance and logistical support for individuals with urgent needs. 

Additional resources:

The EveryONE ProjectTM

Addressing Family Medicine's Capacity to Improve Health Equity Through Collaboration, Accountability and Coalition Building

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This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and One World Surgery.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and PAs who participate in a One World Surgery mission.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the goals of One World Surgery in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
  • Recognize individuals who the local health care systems of the two countries are not able to treat comprehensively. 
  • Identify barriers that prevent members of the batey population from receiving high-quality care for chronic disease, both from the HCP and the patient perspective.
  • Discuss One World Surgery’s programs designed to provide financial assistance and logistical support to individuals with urgent needs.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 6.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 6.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Darren Eblovi, MD, MPH
Medical Director
One World Surgery

Paula Hall, MD
Certified UnitedHealth Group Culture Facilitator
Optum Distinguish Physician Partner
American Health Network, Part of Optum

Shelly Martin, RN, BSN, MHSA
Chief Operating Officer
US Medical Management

Curtis Mock, MD, MBA
Executive Medical Director
Care Transitions, Home and Community

Kenneth Poole, Jr., MD, MBA
Senior Medical Director, Patient and Provider Experience
Optum Care

Jacqueline Ruffing
Senior Director, Experience
Optum Care

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

Neil Gokal MD, FAAFP
Southwest Medical Part of Optum Care
Medical Director of Clinical Education
Site Director and Associate Program Director, Valley Health System Family Residency Program 
Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine Roseman University
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, UNLV SOM
Regional Champion, One World Surgery

Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Chief of the Office for Provider Advancement

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.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and One World Surgery. 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

The participant will be awarded up to 6.0 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.

Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.0 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.

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.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 6.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 6.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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