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MC3 Recorded Education Series: What's Going On? Addressing Health Disparities in Black Women's Maternal and Mental Health: the Data and Perspective from a Black Female Physician

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Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Sun, 12/31/23
Credits: 0.75
Description: Educational Planner/Presenter: Dayna J Leplatte, MDActivity Coordinators: 
Erin Hughes-Krieger, MSW
Laura Hurst, MSW
Anne Kramer, MSW

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Identify the maternal health disparities faced by black women, with special focus on the perinatal period and mental health.
  2. Gain a greater understanding of the role of racism in communication patterns between providers and African American patients and the disparities in medical care that black patients receive. Providers will be able to use this knowledge to improve communication and to provide respectful, culturally competent, safe, and high quality patient care.
  3. Understand how implicit bias negatively impacts patient care and use strategies and resources identified in this presentation to address and reduce bias leading to better patient health outcomes.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians in the fields of Family Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Psychiatry.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: January 2021
Termination Date: December 2023

Additional Info:

Bibliographic Resources

  1. Creanga, et. Al. Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the United States, 2011-2013. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 130(2), 366-373. Retrieved 4 April 2018
  2. Louis, J. M., Menard, M. K., & Gee, R. E. (2015). Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 125(3), 690-694.
  3. Primm A., et al. “African American” chapter in Disparities in Psychiatric Care. Ruiz and Prim editors. Washington, DC; Lippincott, Williams &Wilkins, 2010
  4. Bell C, et al. “Misdiagnosis of African-Americans with Psychiatric Issues Part II” J Natl Med Assoc.2015/107(3)45-41
  5. Johnson R, et. Al. “patient race/ethnicity and quality of patient-physician communication during medical visits.” Am J Public Health 2004. 94(12)2084-90

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 0.75
Participation: 0.75