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Call to Action for Health Equity: Racial Disparities in the Care of Patients with Cardiometabolic Disease

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Overview / Abstract:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the US. However, patients from minority populations with cardiovascular disease have disproportionately poor health outcomes and are particularly vulnerable to health disparities. Racial inequities in health also result in higher risk-burden in minority groups for metabolic syndromes such as Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Health disparities in cardiometabolic care predominantly affect African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, low socioeconomic status (SES) populations and other minority groups. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the impact of health inequities and inequalities on outcomes in minority patients with cardiometabolic disorders and address unconscious bias and disparities in care.

This CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand will focus on identifying structural and social determinants of health (SDOH) and clinician biases that place minority patients at risk for poorer outcomes in cardiovascular disease and implementing health care practices to improve these outcomes.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify structural and social determinants of health (SDOH) that place African American/Black, Hispanic and other minority populations at risk for poor outcomes in cardiovascular disease.
- Recognize the impact of bias and health inequity on outcomes of patients with cardiometabolic disorders.
- Implement health care practices targeted at improving outcomes for minority patients with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.


Jul 14, 2024


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/Credits/Hours/CEU



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Executive Medical Director, Community Health Innovation
Director of Research (and Associate Director), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Marc Cohen, MD, FACC
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Formerly, Director, Division of Cardiology
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH)
Equity Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Endocrine Division
Director, Anti-Racism Initiatives, Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine Unit
Core Faculty, Mongan Institute Disparities Solutions and Health Policy Research Centers
Leadership Team, Massachusetts General Hospital Midlife Women?s Health Center
Boston, MA

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Keywords / Search Terms

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