Episode 2: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
This session will provide an overview of the best practices in the treatment of cardiovascular problems in African Americans with a focus on hypertension, heart failure, stroke, vascular disease, arrhythmias, and thrombosis. Overarching trends in salt sensitivity, smoking, and medication adherence will also be reviewed, as well as opportunities to positively impact behavior. 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 08/11/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Your patients’ health starts in the communities where they live, work and play. Having your practice assess patients to better understand the barriers to health could impact your treatment plans for them and result in more Healthy Days in the process. In this session, you will learn how to identify some key social determinants of health which may present in your patients. You will be equipped with tools for screening these patients and provided with best practices for connecting them to services to address these needs.
Gun Safety in Pediatric Populations: Exploring New Data and Assessing Risk - Frankly Speaking EP 141
Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Join us as we discuss gun safety and injury prevention in primary care practice.
Guest: Paul E. Sax, MDMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
So much has changed concerning COVID-19 management, but few interventions are clearly beneficial in the outpatient management of patients. This podcast will try to answer some of the common questions community based providers have about handling their patients’ illness.
Antibiotic Use in the US: A Look into How Americans Use Antibiotics Without a Prescription - Frankly Speaking EP 143
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C Music Credit: Richard Onorato
A recent scoping review revealed that nonprescription antibiotic use is a prevalent and understudied public health concern in the US. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use has been a well-documented concern and these new findings only reinforce the need for more comprehensive approaches to this problem. Join us while we discuss the scoping review findings and some strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship into your practice.
Saving the Brain: How Long Is Too Long to Pursue Endovascular Reperfusion After a Stroke? - Frankly Speaking EP 142
Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
There has been increasing interest in the use of endovascular reperfusion for patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have jointly developed a nationwide registry to evaluate the benefits of these techniques on stroke outcomes. During this episode we will review a recent retrospective cohort study of almost 7,000 patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke that demonstrates a significant benefit to endovascular reperfusion, even several hours after the onset of symptoms.
This session will use four case presentations as a guide to review cancer and chronic disease differences and prevalence by race/ethnicity. Specific differences in diseases seen in Asian Americans and African Americans will be highlighted. Tobacco use and trends in different populations will also be emphasized.
Episode 9: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Pulmonary diseases and sleep issues are yet two more areas of health inequity in the United States, with African Americans again shouldering much of the burden. See recent data that shed light on how health disparities in obstructive sleep apnea and poor sleep patterns in general have developed—the reasons may surprise you!—and how these conditions, if untreated, can lead to poor overall health and quality of life in this community.
COVID-19, Stress, Mental Illness, and Pain Management: Patient-Centered Clinical Care of African Americans
Episode 5: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally impacted the African American community. How can you help care for your patients during these stressful times? This session will provide an overview of the health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stress that many patients are feeling. We will look at the demographics of mental illnesses across race/ethnicities as well as look at perspectives on the differences noted. Lastly, we will discuss approaches to pain management difficulties in patients based on recent research outcomes.
Learn the impact of health disparities in communities of color. This presentation highlights the factors that contribute to health inequalities for Black, Hispanic and Native American communities. This includes a discussion of how social determinants of health has specifically impacted COVID-19. We will review racism as a social determinant of health and discuss how a historical perspective can provide further context into health disparities of communities of color. Implicit bias has been shown to play a role in health disparities. We will discuss strategies to help overcome implicit bias including perspective taking, cultural humility, and workforce diversity. Lastly, we’ll discuss how wellness can help achieve health equity.
Differences in the African American Diet and Strategies to Impact Choices: Patient-Centered Clinical Care of African Americans
Episode 8: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
You may be aware of dietary differences in the African American community, but you may not know the full story. Historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors play a significant role in the food choices African Americans often make. Before you tell your next African American patient to “eat better,” you need to watch this presentation to understand the research-based differences in the African American diet and how it has evolved. You will also see the evidence behind the harmful effects of the staple African American diet and, most importantly, walk away with strategies you can use tomorrow to effect change in this patient population.
ver 500,000 Americans of all ages and increases the risk of mortality by 3-4 times that of the general public. Yet, primary care providers receive little training on the specific health risks that affect the homeless nor on how to evaluate and care for these individuals. Join Dr. Chuck Vega as he tackles this vital but oft overlooked topic from a primary care point of view.