Equitable Patient Access to Integrative Healthcare Services
Jim Whedon, DC, MS
AIHM 2020 Annual Conference
What you will learn
In this course, faculty present data to help inform our understanding of the inequities to accessing integrative health services and how to inform our efforts as a health community to correct those inequities. Faculty will also discuss health justice, health equity, and other contributing factors that impact access to integrative care, such as race, socioeconomic status, insurance reimbursement, and scope of practice. A special focus is placed on inequities to accessing chiropractic care to Black people and the systemic factors the perpetuate those inequities.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe inequities to accessing integrative health services.
- Review factors that impact access to integrative care.
- Explain the role of systemic racism on health inequities.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Jim Whedon, DC, MS
Dr. Jim Whedon is a national award-winning,
NIH-funded clinical and health services investigator with interests in trauma,
integrative medicine, spinal disorders and Medicare health policy. Experience
in clinical database development and medical editing. IRB and editorial
advisory board member. Licensed chiropractic physician with 25 years clinical
experience. Faculty appointment with Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Much of his research has focused upon
geographic variations in access to chiropractic services under Medicare. He
conducts observational research using claims and registry data.
Dr. Whedon’s long-term research goals are to improve access to health services that people need and want, and to improve quality through systematic care of acute problems and conservative upstream care of chronic problems. He has a particular interest in helping to improve access to care for vulnerable populations.
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.
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.