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History of Racism in U.S. Health CareRoot Causes of Today's Hierarchy and Systems of Power

Learning Objectives
1. Explain how past historical practices have fueled current structural inequities in health care
2. Describe the role health care professionals have in advancing equity
3. Identify opportunities to advance equity in medicine through individual, institutional, and structural solutions

The National Health Equity Grand Rounds is a live virtual event series that will highlight the root causes of present-day health inequities by tracing the historical and contemporary social, economic, political, geographic, and environmental forces that shape opportunities for health in the United States.

In this inaugural event, Keynote speaker Harriet A. Washington, MA, author of Medical Apartheid, will explore the history of structural inequities in health care and unethical medical experimentation followed by a panel conversation moderated by American Medical Association (AMA) Chief Health Equity Officer Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, and featuring Rupa Marya, MD, Jack Resneck, Jr., MD, and David Ansell, MD, MPH.

This is a live event that will occur on the date and time indicated above. To add this event to your calendar, select your preferred email provider and proceed with event registration. If you cannot attend the live event, an on-demand recording will be available.

Activity Information

Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The AMA designates this other (live and on-demand) activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships. If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

1.5 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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