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Session #:    DC3181
Date/Venue: Tuesday, 05/28/2013 10:00AM -12:00PM , Room 102 A

Description:
Disparities and inequalities in diabetic and cardiovascular health continue to
grow, despite national efforts to address racial and ethnic health disparities.
Led by the AAPA Health Disparities Work Group in conjunction with the AAPA
Clinical and Health Affairs Commission, this dynamic and interactive meeting
will focus on identifying a comprehensive and four-dimensional look at
diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Using the “sandwich without the
bread” analogy, the session will stress the potential futility of tackling one
dimension while ignoring the others, and the need to approach health
disparities with a comprehensive, four-dimensional strategy in order to make
meaningful gains in reducing and eliminating these disparities.

Speakers:
Alison Essary MHPE, PA-C
Deanna Bridge Najera MPAS, PA-C
Diane Bruessow RPA-C, DFAAPA
Gerald Kayingo PhD, PA-C
Howard Straker PA, MPH
James Anderson PA-C, ATC
Kevin Schuer PA-C, MPH
Marylou Hernandez PA-C, BCHS
Mufiyda Abraham PA-C
Susan LeLacheur PA-C

Tracks:
CARD - Cardiology
DIVR - Disparities/Diversity
ENDO - Endocrinology
Session Type        Session Type:
CME

Session Sponsor: Suggested by the AAPA Clinical and Health Affairs
Commission, Health Disparities Work Group, and Quality Care Work Group

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be
able to:

Describe the unequal burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease on
racial and ethnic populations

Identify the four dimensions contributing to disparities in diabetes and
cardiovascular disease: access to care, systems quality, provider attitudes
and beliefs, and social determinants

Review current efforts and projects by the AAPA and other organizations to
address these four dimensions

Build individualized and site-specific action plans for attendees to integrate
focus on these four dimensions into their clinical encounters with patients
suffering from health and health care inequality related to diabetes and
cardiovascular illness

Methodology:  Two-hour session
CME Credits        2
THIS YEAR'S IMPACT 13 AAPA CONFERENCE FEATURED A TWO
HOUR CME SESSION ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES: