Overview

In this session, Dr. Gregory Hall will provide a foundation of information including current statistics and demographics of African Americans’ health.  He will review trust and bias issues as well as their origins in the history of healthcare of African Americans. Finally, he will provide some examples of important differences in the clinical care of African Americans as he sets the stage for more detailed discussion in future sessions of this monthly webcast.

Dr. Hall is a Primary Care Physician and an expert in Black American Health and Healthcare. He is the former chair of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Director of the National Center for African American Health, Research, Education and Policy at Cleveland State University, and Author of “Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes”.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 07/14/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic mortality demographics in the US by race/ethnicity for the top causes of death. 
  • Review the health disparities in the US for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and major cancers.
  • Describe the historical basis for many African Americans’ distrust for physicians or the healthcare system .
 

Faculty

Gregory L. Hall, MD

Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Director, Center for African American Health, Research, Education & Policy, Cleveland, OH 

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Gregory L. Hall, MD

No financial relationships disclosed.

 

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Pri-Med Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Pri-Med Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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