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Equipping Staff With Tools for Advancing Equity

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize key terms and concepts related to equity in healthcare quality and safety
2. Describe ways to equip staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create safe spaces for conversations about inequities in the quality and safety of care
3. Identify specific strategies for effectively leveraging existing quality/safety infrastructure and processes to advance equity
0.25 Credit CME

This module provides an overview of the second focus area of the Quality, Safety and Equity Framework. The main goal is to equip staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create safe spaces for conversations about inequities in the quality and safety of care. This module will engage participants in examples of how structural racism and other forms of discrimination contribute to poor quality care and suboptimal outcomes for historically disadvantaged individuals and communities; and offers high-level strategies for health system work that operationalizes equitable quality and safety practices to drive longer-term impact, accountability, and sustainability.

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Activity Information

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.

AMA CME Accreditation Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 0.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;;
  • 0.25 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 0.25 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 0.25 credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous 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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