Beyond Awareness: How Do We Reverse Compounded Disparities in Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Delivering good health to all Americans, including groups that have faced discrimination or exclusion, has become a national priority. Health inequities related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease are well documented and are associated with poorer outcomes. How can health care providers adjust course and advocate for their patients? How can they bridge patient needs and societal issues? What interventions actually work? In this sponsored virtual salon, three leading experts will discuss the path to good health for all.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and understand the significance of higher prevalence rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among different racial/ethnic groups.
  • Define and provide examples of social determinants of health and their role in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, health care access, and self-management.
  • Reflect on, assess, and take steps to reduce implicit or unconscious bias in your own practice.
  • Introduce broad solutions for addressing disparities and inequities (community health workers, plain language, etc.)

A. Enrique Caballero, MD

A. Enrique Caballero, MD (Endocrinologist, Harvard Medical School)

Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP (Medical Director of the Intensive Diabetes Education and Support Program, University of Utah)

K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA

K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA (Researcher, Emory University)