Obesity Care: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

CMEO BriefCase

Premiere Date: Friday, December 9, 2022

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. ABS (CC)
  3. Medicine (accme)
  4. Nursing (ANCC)
  5. Pharmacy (acpe)
  6. PA (aapa)
  7. Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  8. Other


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

Credit Expiration Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2025

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Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
(she/her/hers)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACE, FACP, FACMQ
Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACE, FACP, FACMQ 
(he/him/el)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship
Director for Diversity, Graduate Medical Education
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Statement of Need

In the United States, the overall prevalence of obesity in adults has persistently increased over the last two decades up to 41.9% in 2020, and certain racial and ethnic underserved populations are disproportionately impacted by this disease. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the root causes and the impacts of health inequities in patients diagnosed with obesity and utilize this knowledge to create individualized, holistic treatment plans with the goal of improving outcomes in obesity care.

In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, we will follow Maria, a 52-year-old Latina woman who has been diagnosed with obesity and type 2 diabetes, as she navigates the healthcare system seeking respectful and holistic medical care. Expert faculty will discuss the nuances of the case and will highlight the importance of recognizing not only the healthcare disparities related to obesity in general, but also the intersectional impact that obesity can have on preexisting racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare outcomes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the impact of health inequities on obesity care.
  • Individualize a holistic treatment plan for obesity care to improve patient outcomes.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, specializing in primary care, endocrinology, surgery, or internal medicine.

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.



ABS CC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Physicians (ACCME):
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 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 0.75 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.

California Residents:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. CME Outfitters LLC’s provider number is CEP15510.

Pharmacists (ACPE):
This application-based activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit (JA0007185-0000-22-139-H01-P).

PAs (AAPA):
AAPA CME Outfitters, LLC, 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 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 12/09/25. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Dietetics (CDR):
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = Once CPEU).

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed with are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner’s discretion

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 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). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

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 mitigated 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 reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Correa reports no financial relationships.

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Michael Franks, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • Meghann Taft-Lockard (planning committee)
  • Morgan Stockberger, MD (planning committee)
  • Warren Beckman (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)


  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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