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I-23: Beyond Apology to Restorative JusticeA Pathway to Health Equity

Learning Objectives
1. Define the principal concepts of truth, reconciliation, healing, and transformation in medicine
2. Recognize the lingering health impact of past discrimination and historical trauma
3. Summarize the health equity approach
4. Explain how the health equity approach addresses the inequities marginalized populations experience in the health care ecosystem
1 Credit CME

This is a live activity that occurred on November 12, 2023. If you attended this activity in person and would like to claim CME credit or a certificate of participation, please click “Take Quiz”.

In 2008, the then-American Medical Association President Ron Davis publicly apologized for AMA’s past discriminatory practices. Though modest, this important first step catalyzed significant movement on the pathway to AMA’s restorative justice framework for health equity. AMA’s Organizational Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity, 2021-2023, recognizes the significance of restorative justice practices to address historical harms and includes the strategic approach to “foster pathways for truth, racial healing, reconciliation and transformation for the AMA’s past. ” This session will provide an overview of restorative justice practices, including truth and reconciliation processes. Speakers will use specific examples to present the context for understanding restorative justice processes to address the lingering health impacts of past discrimination and historical trauma. The session will also examine cultural approaches to advance reconciliation with marginalized populations, promote healing from past harms, and explore applications of proximate and culturally responsive practices to dismantle structural racism.

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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 Course activity for a maximum of 1.00  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:

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