Massachusetts Medical Society: Annual Education Program 2021: Reimagining Health and Equity in a Post-COVID-19 World

Annual Education Program 2021: Reimagining Health and Equity in a Post-COVID-19 World

Annual Education Program 2021

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that existing and pervasive health care disparities in the U.S. continue to disproportionately impact marginalized individuals and communities. In December 2020, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death were higher for racial and ethnic minority groups and may be attributed to lack of equitable access to quality  jobs, housing, education, health care and other social determinants of health.  You are invited to join our distinguished moderator, and expert faculty, for a timely conversation recorded (April 27, 2021) on why health care disparities matter and the changes that are needed to create a post-pandemic health system and culture that supports and delivers equitable and inclusive access and care. 



Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
Dean, Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School

Rochelle Walensky

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
Director, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
Immediate Past President, American Medical Association

Michael Curry

Michael A. Curry, Esq.
President & CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Intended Audience
Physicians and other professionals interested in advancing health equity.

Course Objectives

  • Evaluate the systemic causes of health inequities exacerbated by COVID-19.
  • Discuss mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorder and the impact of COVID-19.  
  • Examine the structural and policy changes needed to propel health and equity forward in a post-pandemic world.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video, 1.5 hours

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.  

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: May 5, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: May 5, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Jane E. Gagne, Manager, Accreditation and Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
Vanessa P. Kenealy, JD, Public Health & Preparedness Programs Specialist, Massachusetts Medical Society
Danna G. Muir, MBA, Director, Accreditation & Recognition, NEJM Group Education  
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Susan Webb, Director Health Policy & Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

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iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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