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Minority Health and Health Disparities


Kenworth Holness, MD
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

Differences in the quality and availability of health care are problems which significantly affect the health of minorities, and affect likelihood of positive care outcomes. Join Dr. Kenworth Holness, of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA, as he discusses what health care disparities are and who is affected, why disparities exist, and what steps are being taken by clinical care providers to reduce and eliminate health care disparities. Dr. Holness will also discuss specific tools individual providers can use in their practices to address these barriers to care.

Learning Objectives

- Participants can describe and discuss health care disparities and who suffers from them.
- Participants understand the reasons that health care disparities exist.
- Participants can discusses specific steps being taken to address disparities, and understand tools practitioners can use to address them, such as the NIH Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Kleinman method of eliciting health beliefs in clinical encounters, the LEARN model of cross-cultural encounter guidelines, and other evidence-based methodologies to reduce disparities.

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University and the Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center. The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


On Demand
Original program date: May 18, 2012

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Access to Care, Healthcare Delivery, Minority Issues/ Health Disparities, Primary Care, Public Health, Rural Health