Course overview

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions: Environmental Health, Social Health, and Equity

Listen to a panel of integrative health clinicians discuss systemic issues involving incarcerated youth in communities of color, environmental health issues such as water pollution and food toxicity, and social health issues such as access to food.

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 15 minutes

 non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Policing and incarceration of youth in communities of color. How do we solve this problem? How can we change policing practices to serve the community.

    Water pollution. Many communities throughout United States have polluted water. Flint, Michigan, is not just an insolated incident. How often is this happening in our communities? Availability of (clean) water is a global issue. How do we ensure that we all have clean water? 

    Food toxicity and access to food. The food that goes into our body can be incredibly healing and helps us harness our ability to heal, however, when that food is toxic, it has negative results on our body and nourishment. The United States has a public health crisis around the levels of pesticide content in our food and the accessibility of food in communities of color. How can we reduce toxicity in our foods and make food more accessible? 

    The purpose of this panel is to discuss systemic issues across our institutions that create and promote inequities in poor communities and communities of color, recognize environmental issues impacting our health, and determine social health successes and effective models in communities that promote health equity.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss systemic issues and inequities across institutions that perpetuate incarceration of Black people.
    • Recognize the influence of environmental issues on health across communities.
    • Determine social health successes and effective models in communities that promote health equity.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

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.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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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.