Course overview

Women's Health in the Era of Inequity, Discrimination and Oppression

This course will educate the integrative health community on the current state of gender health disparities for those involved in women's health care, how they relate to restrictive gender norms and inequities, and the intersection with other social inequalities that are so relevant today like race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
 Faculty

Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM

 Conference Series

AIHM 2020 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons

1

 Time to Complete

1 hour

 CME Eligible*

.75 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • This course will educate the integrative health community on the current state of gender health disparities for those involved in women's health care, how they relate to restrictive gender norms and inequities, and the intersection with other social inequalities that are so relevant today like race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Emerging actions to recognize and transform healthcare culture around sex and gender inequalities will be shared in an effort to enable all people to live to their full human potential by upholding humans rights and improving health and well-being for all.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
    • Reflect on how conditions of power shape social determinants and health inequities specific to women’s health.
    • Explain biological and social causes for gender gaps in health and longevity.
    • Describe ethical issues related to health care disparities and access to health care in women.
    • Describe women's health from a biopsychosocial perspective that includes the biologic, social,  economic, political, and spiritual determinants of health.
    • Explain key issues that result from the medicalization of sexual and reproductive health.
    • Identify tools that support strategies for operationalizing health equity.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Melinda
Dr. Melinda Ring serves as the Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Ring is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions and preventive health needs, with a special focus on women's health. In her roles at Northwestern, she oversees medical student and resident education and directs both clinical and faculty fellowships in integrative medicine, teaches the Cooking Up Health culinary medicine course, and researches nutrition and integrative strategies to promote health.

Additionally, Dr. Ring contributes to textbooks, lectures, and research articles in the field of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. In 2013, Rodale Books published her first book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution, and she has contributed to a variety of publications, including HuffPost and CNN. Dr. Ring also serves as board vice-chair for the American Board of Integrative Medicine, on the Steering Committee of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Global Advances in Health and Medicine.

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, 2022. 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.