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Specialty CME Series: The Time to Act is Now - Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities in Cancer Care, Part 1
Despite disparities in health care quality, outcomes, complications, excess disease burden, and premature death rates in cancer (in addition to a many other illnesses) being well-documented, little progress has been made in reducing them. Even when physicians and health professionals are aware of such disparities, they may be unaware of the effect on their own patients and what they can do to help to address such disparities.

In a 3-part series, CTCA leaders Anita Johnson and Chevon Rariy join other leaders in the medical arena to discuss the health disparities within cancer care, uncover some of the hurdles to providing better care, and expound on how health systems, communities, and larger healthcare ecosystem can empower patients, providers, payors, and others to build trust, provide access, and discuss evidence-based practices and strategies to help reduce disparities in health care and advance health equity in cancer care.

In this episode of the series, an overview of health disparities in the US and how to advance health equity will be discussed by a variety of expert faculty, including Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA (University of Michigan) and Jonathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE (CTCA).

At the end of the this education, the learner will be able to:
Describe the current state of racial disparities in cancer and cancer care in the US

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Morehouse School of Medicine and Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Feb 11, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Chevon Rariy, MD
Program Director, Telehealth @Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Rariy is dedicated to using advanced techniques and tools. She is a member of several professional organizations, including American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Rariy received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Duke University. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an endocrinology fellow in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Harvard Medical School’s affiliate, Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and subsequently a research, clinical fellow and graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Anita Johnson, MD, FACS
Program Director, Breast Cancer - Atlanta @Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Dr. Johnson earned a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She then completed a surgery internship/residency at Grady Hospital Department of General Surgery in Atlanta, and subsequently completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Before joining CTCA, Dr. Johnson was the medical director for the The Breast Care Team in metropolitan Atlanta. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. She also belongs to The American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Johnson has been published in numerous journals, including American Journal of Surgery and Seminars in Surgical Oncology. She has given many presentations on breast cancer for audiences such as American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons and Southwestern Surgical Congress.