The AMA’s National Health Equity Grand Rounds is a virtual quarterly series that looks to deepen understanding and shape the national discourse around health inequities and opportunities to improve the health of our nation.
The inaugural event on Feb. 7, 2023, examines the history of racism in U.S. health care. The event takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. Central.
"History of Racism in U.S. Healthcare: Root Causes of Today’s Hierarchy and Systems of Power" highlights the root causes of present-day health inequities by tracing the social, economic, political, geographic and environmental forces that shape opportunity for health in the United States.
The National Health Equity Grand Rounds sessions seek to empower physicians and other health care professionals to dismantle structural racism and intersecting systems of oppression.
Speakers & panelists
- Harriet A. Washington, MA: Award-winning medical writer, ethicist, author of Medical Apartheid and other books.
- Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH: Chief health equity officer and senior vice president, AMA
- Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH: Director for social justice education and implementation, AMA; assistant professor of emergency medicine, Boston Medical Center
- William A. McDade, MD, PhD: Chief DEI officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- David Ansell, MD, MPH: Senior vice president of Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center
- Rupa Marya, MD: Physician, activist, writer, composer, founder of Deep Medicine Circle & co-founder of Do No Harm Coalition
- Jack Resneck Jr., MD: President, AMA; professor & current chair, Department of Dermatology, UCSF
The session will be live streamed on the National Health Equity Grand Rounds website starting at 1 p.m. Central on Feb. 7, 2023.
Free CME available
Continuing Medical Education (CME)* credit is offered at no cost to attendees. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Credit can be claimed on the AMA Ed Hub™. Instructions on how to claim CME will be provided to all registrants by email after the event.
The National Health Equity Grand Rounds series is developed by the American Medical Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and RespectAbility with support from the ABIM Foundation, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, AMA Ed Hub™, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, HealthBegins, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Rush University, Sinai Chicago, The Hastings Center, and The Joint Commission.
Future series events
- May 9, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m. Central: Follow the money! Understanding structural incentives for inequity in health care and beyond
- Aug. 8, 2023: Academic elitism: Exclusivity and dominant culture in health education and training
- Oct. 10, 2023: Making the invisible visible through data: From racism, neglect, and exploitation to transparency, accountability, and repair
CME disclosure statement
*Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The AMA designates this other (live and on-demand) activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.