NEW YORK, February 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Medscape Education, the leading source of continuing medical education, has launched Elevate health equity – a learning center designed to raise awareness of biases in clinical care and barriers to providing optimal patient care, regardless of race / ethnicity, age, location, gender, socio-status -economic, disability or sexual orientation of the patient. Medscape Education is committed to leveraging its platform to educate its more than 5 million members worldwide by exploring the clinical issues surrounding health inequalities.
“Disparate health outcomes have been around for many diseases for some time. Unfortunately, they are not new. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light these inequalities that can no longer be ignored,” said John whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. “We must first recognize these inequalities if we are to become better health care providers, and then develop strategies to improve health outcomes. In this initiative, we’ll talk to thought leaders and advocates – those pioneers who strive to improve outcomes for all patients. ”
Guided by Dr Whyte and with thought leaders who are experts in diversity and inclusion in healthcare, Elevate health equity aims to deepen the current state of healthcare, from systemic inequalities to individual patient care. Thematic activities will be developed in collaboration with members of the Medscape Education Health Equity Consortium comprising academic centers, professional societies and advocacy organizations that are aligning their resources and communications to have a collective impact on clinical practice at the point of care.
With over 25 years of experience in medical instructional design, Medscape Education will develop educational activities, tools and resources to support this growing initiative. The content in the Elevating Health Equity Learning Center is available free of charge to Medscape members and offers:
- Views and interviews from healthcare experts
- Education for several specialties and members of the healthcare team
- Patient education materials
- Clinical tools, resources and references
The Elevate health equity The learning center is available at http://www.medscape.org/sites/advances/elevating-health-equity
About Medscape Education
Medscape Education (medscape.org) is the premier continuing professional development destination, comprised of over 30 specialty destinations offering thousands of free CME and continuing education courses and other educational programs for physicians, nurses and other professionals. of health. Medscape LLC is a subsidiary of WebMD Health Corp.
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