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Health Equity Forum: Advancing Health Equity for People With Disabilities

Location: Virtual

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Sharon Ricks

About the Event

This month’s Health Equity Forum features Karen Remley, M.D., MBA, presenting “Advancing Health Equity for People With Disabilities.” Remley is the director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One in 33 babies are born with a birth defect, 17% of children have a developmental disability and one in four adults have some kind of disability. The CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities strives to advance the health and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations.

This session will cover will cover the breadth of disability across the lifespan, the role of intersectionality and best practices for accommodating these individuals in a clinical environment.

The Health Equity Forum series fosters conversation and promotes engagement across Austin, Dell Med and its partners on the topic of health equity, providing opportunities to discuss advancing health equity locally as well as to hear from nationally recognized speakers about successfully integrating health equity into the work of other organizations.

For more information, email Sharon Ricks.

Register to attend.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this event series, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Summarize the breadth of disability and the role intersectionality plays in their complete identity and experiences.
  • Highlight approaches for identifying the needs of individuals with disabilities and closing gaps in measurement.
  • Discuss best practices for serving and accommodating individuals with disabilities in the clinical environment.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Physicians, faculty, students, trainees and staff
  • Secondary: Community members who focus on health in Austin


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Professionalism and Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Work in interdisciplinary teams; Apply quality improvement
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice; Interprofessional Communication; Roles & Responsibilities; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

The speaker for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, and Sharon Ricks, M.A., planners for this educational event, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.