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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Decreasing Disparities: Bridging Gaps in Immunization to Decrease the Burden of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

  • Authors: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP; Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD; Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/19/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 4/19/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    Pharmacists - 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

    IPCE - 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, nurses and any clinicians in a position to discuss vaccinations with patients or caregivers.

The goal of this activity is to motivate healthcare providers from different specialties and professions with a call to action to increase immunization rates among adolescents through older adults.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Causes underlying disparities in immunization rates
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Immunization advocacy
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team to address immunization disparities


Disclosures

Medscape, LLC requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to Medscape policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.

Disclosures for additional planners can be found here.


Faculty

  • Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP

    President and CEO
    National Hispanic Medical Association
    Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Edwardsville, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
    Director, HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
    Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
    President, Twin Cities Medical Society
    President, Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM, has no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Cheryl L. Perkins, MD, RPh

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Cheryl Leigh Perkins, MD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewers

  • Amy Groom, MPH

    Director of Immunization Initiatives, ECHO Institute

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Groom, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships

  • Joanna Colbourne, CAE

    Deputy Executive Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Joanna Colbourne, CAE, has no relevant financial relationships

  • Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD

    Chief Strategy Officer, Immunize.org

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships

  • Tierra Dillenburg, BS

    Project Manager, Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Tierra Dillenburg, BS, has no relevant financial relationships

  • Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP

    President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP, has no relevant financial relationships


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape Education, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Immunize.org, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and the University of New Mexico Project ECHO.



In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 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 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; none of these credits is in the area of pharmacology.

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    For Pharmacists

  • Medscape, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour(s) (0.050 CEUs) (Universal Activity Number JA0007105-0000-22-100-H06-P).

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Decreasing Disparities: Bridging Gaps in Immunization to Decrease the Burden of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Authors: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP; Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD; Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEMFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/19/2022

Valid for credit through: 4/19/2023

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