In alignment with its commitment to inform and educate physicians on topics important to health equity, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced a series of CME and educational activities aimed at addressing the root causes of inequities, including racism and other social determinants of health. The new content, including videos and statistical information that’s featured on the association’s Ed Hub Health Equity Education Center, will provide educational health equity concepts to support physicians as they take action in the workplace to confront health injustices. The content can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/health-equity-ed-center.
The new content was developed by the AMA’s Center for Health Equity in collaboration with other entities including the American College of Radiology, COVID Black, The Fenway Institute, Howard Brown Health, SAGECare, and Stanford Medicine. Additional health equity-related modules are scheduled for release throughout 2021, covering key topic areas such as structural competency, public health, social sciences, critical race theory, and historical basis of disease.
“The AMA is committed to dismantling health inequities, improving health outcomes, and closing gaps in health care,” said AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, MD, in a press release. “This new educational content is extremely beneficial to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge around health equity.”