The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on the health disparities and inequities that have been growing in populations that have not felt welcomed by the healthcare system. Many obstacles including socioeconomic factors, pre-existing medical conditions, and language and health literacy barriers, add layers of complexity to this already challenging public health crisis. As radiologists, we are uniquely positioned to recognize and work collaboratively to inspire changes that will help our patients - and ultimately the healthcare system - overcome these obstacles and create health equity.
In Part 1 of Leading the Way to Health Equity, radiology leaders, health equity advocates and patients will help us examine the current landscape in terms of the real impact on these populations while Part 2 will discuss the tools and strategies that are required for making real change.
- Describe factors that contribute to health disparities and how empathy in radiology care can catalyze health equity in radiology.
- Define the various levels of racism and understand their historical roots and recognize how structural racism contributes to health inequity.
- Recognize that addressing racism in all its forms is a prerequisite for achieving health equity in the United States.
- Discuss Radiology’s role in achieving and promoting health equity.
- Johnson Lightfoote, MD, FACR, Moderator
- Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Moderator
- Iris Catrice Gibbs, MD, FACR
- Lucy B. Spalluto, MD
- Efron J. Flores, MD
- Zahra Khan
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated "SA-CME" by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.
CME Released: 6/17/2021
CME Expires: 6/16/2022
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
The ACR Disclosure Policy: In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.
The following planners, managers, reviewers and moderators have no financial relationships to disclose:
Nazish Khaliq; Alexis LaCount; Lindsay Scott, PT, DPT, ATC; Beverlee Carlisle; Lisa Gunderman; Johnson Lightfoote, MD, FACR; Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR; Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR; Lori Deitte, MD, FACR
The following faculty members have no financial relationships to disclose:
Lucy B. Spalluto, MD; Efron J. Flores, MD; Zahra Khan
The following faculty members (speakers, etc.) reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
- Iris Catrice Gibbs, MD, FACR – Honoraria: Accuray, Inc.