Course overview

Health Disparities Leadership Panel Forum and Discussion and Declaration

Listen to a diverse panel of integrative medicine clinicians discuss health disparities within health care with a focus on actionable steps to take within the integrative health community.

Scarlet Soriano,

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, ABOIM

I Jean Davis-Hatcher, PhD, DC, PA

...and more!

 Conference Series

AIHM 2020 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 CME Eligible*

.75 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Health disparities is whenever any group of people is disproportionately impacted by a disease or process. Listen to a diverse panel of integrative medicine clinicians discuss health disparities within health care with a focus on actionable steps to take within the integrative health community. Hear how the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine drove a Black and People of Color Taskforce to look at racism, discrimination, and equity within the integrative health community.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss the health disparities that exist in health care and other institutions.
    • Recognize racism and discrimination within health care systems.
    • Review the discrimination of Black and Brown youth from communities of color.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Scarlet

Dr. Scarlet Soriano is a health and wellness leader, consultant, speaker and coach. She develops wellness programs across a wide range of health-related institutions, with a focus on designing Integrative medicine patient and employee clinical programs. Dr. Soriano uses a wide range of skills to support her clients in their journey of institutional transformation, starting with a process of re-envisioning foundational concepts of healthcare delivery; then moving through all aspects of design and implementation, and extending into measuring, sustaining and expanding impact of programs post-launch. Dr. Soriano is passionate about expanding access to evidence-based Integrative and wellness-based healing modalities to minorities and underserved populations.

Dr. Soriano is a founding member of the AIHM’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color Taskforce. She has recently joined the Board of the AIHM. Before launching as a wellness consultant in 2020, Dr. Soriano was Director for Group Visits at the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center. Since 2018, she has been the Director for Wellness-Based Healthcare Transformation at Boston Medical Center. She is former Medical Director of the Tanya I Edwards, MD Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Soriano is the current Medical Director for the upcoming Hopespring Holistic Health Institute in Maine. Dr. Soriano has worked in settings that range from rural to urban, serving a wide range of patients and communities.

Veronica Anderson Dedegbe, MD, IFMCP

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Veronica
Burnout Recover Specialist & Intuitive Dr. Veronica Anderson is the bestselling author of 3 books including“Too Smart to be Struggling: The Guide for Overscheduled Doctors to Get Happiness (and More Money Too)“ Dr. Veronica transitioned from her own private practice as an Ophthalmologist to a transformational coach and functional & integrative practitioner delivering individual and group programs to help people overcome strange, rare and peculiar issues. Dr. Veronica completed Homeopathy training with the CEDH, is an IFM Certified practitioner and will graduate of the AIHM Integrative Medicine Fellowship October 24,2020. Using her skills as both a coach and intuitive she teaches high-performing professional women how to make successful health and life transformations by overcoming challenges and developing resilience.

Dr. Veronica Anderson began her medical career as an Eye Surgeon after graduating from Princeton University and Rutgers Medical School (with honors) and now has the distinction of being both a licensed physician and a practicing psychic.

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABOIM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Rachel
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABoIM, is a family practice and integrative medicine physician with a specialty in integrativse health, relationships and sexuality and the author of Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. She runs the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic and has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009-2020. Rachel teaches and speaks widely and is an expert consultant for media. Her other books include the recently released, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love and The Man’s Guide to Women (both with her husband and John and Julie Gottman), The Multi-Orgasmic Woman, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple, and the audiobook Taoist Sexual Secrets.

I Jean Davis-Hatcher, PhD, DC, PA, MSCR

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Jean

Dr. I Jean Davis-Hatcher has decades of experience as a community advocate, educator, clinician, and researcher. Her extensive education includes a BA in Psychobiology, a BS in Human Biology, a MS in Clinical Research, a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine and a PhD in Preventative Medicine. She is widely known and recognized for her education, research and expertise as a primary care provider: Associated Professor, Internal Medicine at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Past Medical Director and HIV Clinician at AIDS Health Foundation, Desert AIDS Project and Clinician at Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care. She is has completed a Fellowship at Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine. Dr Davis-Hatcher is presently an Integrated Physician with a focus on disorders and diseases which disproportionately impact undeserved communities.

Lourdes Lorenz, DHC(c), MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Lourdes
Lourdes Lorenz, DHA(c), MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC is a proven leader with experience in the strategic visioning and integration of the Healing Integrative Health Care Model and inspire a team of holistic practitioners to provide and serve patients and staff with holistic interventions and compassionate care. Overall, motivation is to produce positive impact on health creation for communities. Demonstrated skills in, the executive leadership for a large cardiology practice, nationally recognize leadership in integrative health programs, leadership of a critical care services, and regional programs to improve population health. Passionate about creating a healing environment for patients and family members.

Mrs. Lorenz provides training in Holistic Nursing to nurses across the United States and hopes to expand the training internationally. She is a well-known national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities. Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meetings for the Oncology Nursing Society Congress, American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Holistic Nurses Association and at the Healing Touch Worldwide Program. She has published numerous articles, and most recently a manual for Integrating Healing Touch in the Clinical Setting.

Mrs. Lorenz serves as a board member to the American Holistic Nurses Association and is the President-Elect beginning in 2015. She currently serves as a steering committee member for the Association Leadership Council for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. In September 2011, she was appointed to represent the AHNA at the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics and co-authored the position paper on The Value of Care Coordination.

Yvette Miller, MD, BSN, ADS, ABIHM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies.
About Yvette
Dr. Yvette Marie Miller is currently the American Red Cross Executive Medical Officer for the Donor and Client Support Center (DCSC) in Charlotte, NC.  She has been with Red Cross over 24yrs, serving in various leadership capacities including regional Medical Director and Director of Apheresis Donor Collections and Clinical Services for the Arizona Region. As the Executive Medical Officer for the DCSC she oversees donor eligibility, product management and donor management. She has training in leading critical conversations about structural racism, diversity, equity and inclusion and community resilience development.  Dr. Miller’s other areas of interest include blood donor recruitment and education in the African American community and underrepresented communities, equitable access to healthcare in underserved communities and use of integrative medicine modalities in community health and wellness and for self-care.

Accreditation Statement

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 University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on May 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

Enroll Now!

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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.