Addressing Illinois' Health Disparities: Designing and Advocating for Solutions to Improve the Health of Populations
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
This program will address health disparities in the United State as a whole and in Illinois, and how the Population Health perspective can address them. Sameer Vohra, MD, Chair of the Department of Population Science and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will speak about these issues, as well as emerging diseases and health issues from a public and population health perspective.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the growing gap in health disparities in the United States as a whole and in Illinois specifically.
- Explain population, community, and public health and discuss how recent legislative changes have made these aspects of our health system a more central part of a physician’s practice.
- Discuss diseases and health issues that are emerging areas of interest to Illinois’s public and population health.
- Identify innovative organizations and programs addressing Illinois’ health disparities to improve the health of populations.
All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.
ISMS members and their staff
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP
Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP, is the founding chair of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, a social mission-driven research and policy academic department aiming to improve health outcomes in central and southern Illinois. A general pediatrician, Dr. Vohra is also an associate professor of Pediatrics, Medical Humanities, and Law. Dr. Vohra completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago where he also earned a Master of Arts in public policy. He received his medical doctorate at SIU School of Medicine and a juris doctorate at SIU School of Law, where he graduated first in his class. Dr. Vohra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Science in Human Culture with honors at Northwestern University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit
ISMS member cost: Free
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