Course Overview

Applying an Equity Lens in Integrative Health

Explore the application of an equity lens to education programs at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, emphasizing the integral role of embodiment in health equity work, with patient-provider demonstrations showcasing systematic applications in clinical practice.
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2023 Annual Conference

October 6 - 8, 2023

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

58 minutes

CME Eligible*

1.0 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives

Course Description

In this session, participants will hear how the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine has practiced applying an equity lens to their education programs and processes. In addition, this session will highlight the importance of embodiment as a practice central to skillfully considering and carrying out health equity work. Patient-provider demonstrations during this session will emphasize how systematic applications of an equity lens may inform clinical practice.


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. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 October 5, 2024. 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.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at 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.
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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize the importance of embodiment as a supportive process for engaging with equity work.
  • Discuss specific examples of cultural appropriation within the Integrative Health community resulting from bias, structural racism, and colonialism.
  • Demonstrate how AIHM is fostering equity and cultural appreciation in Integrative Health.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEUs

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Yvette Miller, MD

Dr. Yvette Marie Miller is the Executive Medical Officer for the American Red Cross, overseeing donor eligibility determination, product management and donor management. Dr. Miller’s areas of expertise include donor recruitment and retention in the African American community to support the transfusion needs of patients with Sickle Cell Disease, leading conversations on addressing structural racism and bias and the impact on access to healthcare, economic development and education. She is the co-chair the AIHM BIPOC Committee, which was created in June 2020 to serve as a catalyst for meaningful transformation towards racial equity in integrative health.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABoIM, is a family practice and integrative medicine physician with a specialty in integrative health, relationships, and health equity and is the author of 5 books, recently Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. She speaks and teaches widely and runs the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Rashmi Mullur, MD

Dr. Rashmi Mullur, Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, spearheads the Integrative Medical Education curriculum for aspiring doctors. As Chief of Telehealth for VA Greater Los Angeles, she's a pioneer in tele-yoga and leads virtual care implementation, guiding the VA National Taskforce of Tele-Whole Health. A global expert in integrative health, Dr. Mullur, a board-certified internist and endocrinologist, integrates yoga into managing chronic conditions, backed by funded research demonstrating its positive impact on patients. Drawing from personal experiences as a caregiver and advocate, she champions health equity, ensuring patients receive comprehensive, integrative care, emphasizing her commitment to whole-person wellness.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

I. Jean Davis, DC 

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 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.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Grace Alvarez Sesma, Curandera, Ceremonialist

Grace Alvarez Sesma is a Mexican Traditional Healing (Curanderismo) practitioner, ceremonialist, and activist. Alongside her healing practice, she facilitates for San Diego State University’s Academy for Professional Excellence School of Social Work Tribal Star program. As an annual Elder-in-Residence at First Nations Iskotew and Kumik lodges in Canada, she shares her extensive cultural knowledge. A 1993 Fellow of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, Grace collaborates with Chicano/Latinx/Indigenous mental health therapists, promoting cultural understanding and collaboration. She contributes to the Kanap Kuahan Coalition, advises the House of the Moon (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women), and serves on the Consciousness & Healing Initiative (CHI) Practitioners Council.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.