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.
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.
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will discuss ongoing priorities that build on his administration’s work to strengthen the Commonwealth’s healthcare system, ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all, and tackle the opioid epidemic.
Episode 10: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Most healthcare professionals understandably don’t view themselves as biased, especially when it comes to practicing medicine, but recent data show that physician bias still permeates the healthcare profession and leads to suboptimal communication and poorer outcomes. And did you know that bias goes both ways? Patient bias towards physicians and the healthcare industry can play an important role as well. Dr. Hall attacks these biases head-on and offers best practices to improve overall communication with your patients.
What do primary care providers need to know about managing pre/post bariatric surgery, health disparities, and HCV? Join obesity medicine physician scientist Fatima Cody Stanford, primary care physician Gregory Hall, and gastroenterologist Sammy Saab, as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
Episode 11: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
As every healthcare professional knows, the best drug is the one the patient will take. So, how do you improve your patient’s compliance and adherence to a treatment regimen? As Dr. Hall will discuss, the key to success is understanding your patient’s “world-view” and how they think about medicine and why many may prefer alternative medicine. He’ll share with you his secret sauce for engaging and motivating patients: clinical storytelling. He’ll even share the five ingredients that make that story convincing and behavior changing.
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.
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.
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.