Call to Action: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Sunday, August 4, 2024

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Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Executive Medical Director, Community Health Innovation
Director of Research (and Associate Director), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Joia A. Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG
Joia A. Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG 
Founder & President
National Birth Equity Collaborative
New Orleans, LA

Statement of Need

The United States ranks 61st in the world for maternal mortality, and African American/Black women are three times more likely to die due to poor maternal health, while Native American women are two times more likely than White women to die. Pregnancy-related mortality is 2.4 times higher than it was in 1987, however, approximately 65% of maternal deaths are preventable. Action steps to mitigate the maternal health crisis include recognizing structural racism and unconscious/implicit bias as factors in disparate care, and focusing on deliberate change in clinician behavior and best practices.

This CME Outfitters podcast will focus on helping clinicians identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes and then outline steps for implementing effective and timely clinical interventions to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.
  • Outline steps to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

Jointly Accredited Provider
JA

In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, 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 healthcare team.



Physicians (ACCME):
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC):
This activity is designated for .5 contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners:
Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from Jointly Accredited Organizations. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Pharmacists (ACPE):
Pharmacists (ACPE): This knowledge-based activity is approved for .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit JA0007185-0000-21-018-H01-P.

PAs (AAPA):
AAPA CME Outfitters has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 8/4/21. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Crear-Perry has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Noreen Iftikhar, MD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen Blake, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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