Disparities in Integrative Health
In this course, Dr. Sims will discuss the barriers to proper integrative health in these populations and what we can do as health care providers to better serve the quickly changing landscape of the healthcare.
DeJarra Sims, ND
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
It is estimated that well over half of the population of the United States will be made up of ethnic minorities by the year 2050. Although this fact is known, less is known about how to successfully intervene in the health care of these individuals when health disparities exist. Disparities in health care however, are not just limited to one’s ethnic or racial background. It is defined as obstacles to health due to ethnicity; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. In this course, Dr. Sims will discuss the barriers to proper integrative health in these populations and what we can do as health care providers to better serve the quickly changing landscape of the healthcare.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize how health disparities adversely affect groups of people Identify the role of health care providers in reducing health care disparities.
- Discuss barriers to effective integrative intervention in underserved populations.
- Develop a framework for creating a professional commitment to eliminating health disparities in their communities.
- Utilize cross-cultural communication skills in order to better serve a diverse patient population.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
DeJarra Sims, ND
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Dr. DeJarra K. Sims NMD, known by her patients as “Dr. DJ” is a Naturopathic Physician and published author of the book, “Your Healthiest Life Now: The Key to Your Total Health Transformation”. Dr. DJ is licensed to practice medicine in both Arizona and California. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Prairie View A&M University, in Texas and completed her doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to her training in natural therapeutics, Dr. DJ trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (TCM), Minor Surgery, Prolotherapy and Osteopathic Manipulation. Dr. DJ currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in San Diego, California where she specializes in the natural treatment of skin disorders such as acne and eczema. She has special interest and extensive training in the treatment of drug addictions, heart disease, thyroid disorders and digestive disorders. Dr. DJ is a professional speaker and natural health expert and serves as an advisor and guest speaker for various national, community and faith based organizations.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.