Health Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Course description

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Previously referred to as the “great equalizer,” COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on racial and ethnic minorities as well as individuals of low socioeconomic status. What can healthcare professionals do to safely care for patients who are members of these populations? In this session we will review the data, the drivers, and the possible solutions to addressing the pervasive disparities in this unprecedented global health crisis.  

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the disproportionate toll COVID-19 is taking on minority populations
  • Identify the drivers of racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19
  • Recognize possible solutions to addressing disparities in COVID-19

Target audience

Physician and clinician policyholders


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

CME information

ISMS logo 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 Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of [node:course-credit:ama:max] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

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