Keynote I - The Fight for Health Justice: Old and New Challenges in the Syndemic of Racism, Climate Change, and COVID-19

Program Information

This live event occurred on May 4, 2022. This activity includes the recorded Keynote I presentation. 

The Weitzman Institute Virtual Symposium provided a unique opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s top thought leaders, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs who are leading efforts in the Institute’s key priority areas: Social Determinants of Health, Health Systems Optimization and Transformation, and Workforce Development.

The Symposium theme, “Reimagining Primary Care through a Health Justice Lens,” underscores that we are at a critical inflection point wherein the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing health and social disparities at a time where there is greater focus on and call for racial justice and health equity. The Symposium offered a forum for exploring primary care’s challenge of dismantling persistent inequities and recreating and advocating for a more just healthcare system that better meets the needs of its workforce, patients, and communities, particularly those most in need.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physicians' Assistants
  • Psychologists and Counselors
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a syndemics framework to understand the converging pandemics of COVID-19, climate change, and structural racism
  • Describe environmental justice using examples of environmental health disparities in the DMV region and across the U.S.
  • Examine the importance of partnerships with community-based organizations to study and address environmental justice and health issues
  • Give examples of approaches for how to successfully translate research to action
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.25 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.25 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.25 ADA CERP
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 1.25 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.25 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.25 CDR
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
  • 1.25 Participation Hour(s)
Activity opens: 
06/01/2022
Activity expires: 
12/31/2022

Faculty

Sacoby Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor, Maryland Institute For Applied Environmental Health
Director of Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health Initiative

 

Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

Faculty Disclosures

No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.

 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   

Designation Statement

Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants, American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers and credit to registered dieticians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) at its activities. Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.25 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.25 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.25 ADA CERP
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 1.25 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.25 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.25 CDR
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
  • 1.25 Participation Hour(s)
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This live event occurred on May 4, 2022. This activity includes the recorded Keynote I presentation.

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