Population Health Management Recorded Webinar

Understanding and Pursuing Health Equity: Opportunities to Take Action

This webinar recording on health equity and radiology is designed to provide radiologists with insight on how they can take action to ensure quality care for all members of their communities. Presenters include leaders from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) in the areas of health system equity and inclusion. Experts describe how overcoming racial, socio-economic, and geographical barriers supports high quality imaging care and vibrant practices.

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Instructions for Claiming Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must complete an activity post-test and evaluation. Participants must receive an 80% or higher score on the post-test. The participant has three attempts to pass the post-test and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. Access the recording for CME

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.

Planner/Manager Disclosures
The following planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose:
McKinley Glover, MD; Syed Zaidi, MD; Becky Haines; Ted Reuss; Meg Samples; Nazish Khaliq; Christopher Hobson; Alexis LaCount; Lisa Gunderman

Faculty Disclosures
The following faculty members have no financial relationships to disclose:
Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI; Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH; Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH; Fernando De Maio, PhD; Ruth Carlos, MD, MS; Andrea Borondy Kitts, MSM, MPH; Efren Flores, MD; Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize the ways in which patient testimonials illustrate health inequities and how they may be used to enhance understanding of health disparities.
  2. Define a racial equity plan.
  3. List ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated structural barriers.
  4. Identify the ways in which financial toxicity creates barriers to receiving timely care.
  5. Describe how technology can be leveraged as a tool to promote health equity by improving communication between providers and patients from underserved communities.

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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: Livelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

CME Released: 10/2/2020 
CME Expires: 10/2/2023


Efren Flores, MD and Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH: Introduction and Overview
Poll #1
Andrea Borondy Kitts: Patient story
Fernando De Maio, PhD: Health Equity: Comparative and Historical Perspectives
Joseph Betancourt, MD MPH: Structural Equity: Lessons from 2020 
Consuelo Wilkins, MD MSCI: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Inequities through a Racial Equity Plan 
Arun Krishnaraj, MD MPH: Leveraging Technology to Improve Communication for Marginalized Patients 
Ruth Carlos, MD MS: Understanding the Impact of Financial Toxicity on Health Equity 


Flores Headshot

Efren Flores, MD

Officer, Radiology Community Health & Equity
Massachusetts General Hospital

Spalluto Headshot

Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Health Equity
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Kitts Headshot

Andrea Borondy Kitts, MSM, MPH

Lung Cancer and Patient Advocate
De Maio Headshot

Fernando De Maio, PhD

Director, Health Equity Research and Data Use
American Medical Association

Betancourt Headshot

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH

Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital

Wilkins Headshot

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Vice President for Health Equity
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Krishnaraj Headshot

Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH

Chair, ACR Patient- and Family-Centered Care Commission
Carlos Headshot

Ruth Carlos, MD, MS

JACR Editor-in-Chief

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