March 4, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm Pacific Time

Note: this lecture will only be available to registrants as a live webcast.

Racial Bias and Health Inequities in Occupational Health

Oluremi Aliyu, MD, MPH

Manager, Shell Corporate Health Services USA

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Decades of surveillance and research in the United States have documented health disparities in morbidity and mortality, particularly among racial/ethnic minority groups and those of lower socioeconomic status. Despite goals and objectives over several decades and modest reductions in health disparities, these biases are still persistent and pervasive, with combined costs of poor health and premature deaths estimated in the $100 billions per year. *

What is the role of the occupational health and preventive medicine professional in preventing such disparities -- both in the delivery of health care, as well as in eliminating biases in their own workplaces, whether in clinical medicine or in industry?

This Grand Rounds presentation will provide an overview of the impact of racial bias and health inequities on occupational medicine outcomes, and will describe concepts of psychological safety and how occupational medicine professionals can use the principles of psychological safety in making changes to enable a healthy diversity, equity and inclusion culture that will improve both the experience of their patients and the professional experience of their colleagues.

* APHA: Achieving Health Equity in the United States. 11/13/2018. Policy number 20189.



Joint accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Sciences, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.2 nursing contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

CPH: For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event you cannot attend the course, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course, or transfer your registration to another person. If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing with at least 1 week notice, and a refund will be issued minus a $49 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and are a no-show for the course, your tuition fee is forfeited. If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, and the course you are transferring into. Transferring to another course is permitted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation policy applies.


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