Overview of Disparities in Child Health
In 2019 the American Academy of Pediatrics created a bold policy statement that stated a commitment to “….addressing the factors that affect child and adolescent health with a focus on issues that may leave some children more vulnerable than others. “ This presentation will lay out the evidence for health disparities within pediatric health care, provide a forum for discussion around acknowledging the problem and discussing ways to dismantle and prevent inequities.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Provide an overview of health disparities impacting common childhood medical and behavioral health conditions
- Discuss conceptual models of the factors causing and sustaining pediatric health disparities
- Identify strategies for addressing health disparities in pediatric care
1. Presentation of the burden of proof of health disparities
2. Exploring the underlying etiologies
3. Discussion of ways to dismantle health disparities
- 1.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90236-1
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.