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Identifying & Reducing Health Disparities to Improve Health Equity

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Judith Volcy, DO
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This webinar explores the various healthcare disparities society faces today and helps learners recognize these disparities among patients in their own practice and community.  A variety of initiatives are in place to address disparities faced by the poor and underserved.  Strategies for addressing health disparities going forwards are addressed.

Learning Objectives:
Define health and health care disparities we face today
Explain why disparities matter
Current status of disparities
Covid-19 evolving data concerning racial and ethnic disparities
Initiatives to address disparities and improve health outcomes

Accreditation Statement:
The Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to GOMA’s Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the CME Planning Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




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Judith Volcy, DO is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. She is a graduate of Rutgers University where she double majored in Biology and Psychology in 1992.  From there, she graduated from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996.  She then chose to do a one year AOA rotating internship at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ.  She then completed residency in Internal Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in 2000.  She remained as faculty until 2004.  During that time, she was voted Faculty Member of Year in 2003 and in 2004 by the residents.  She then practiced at Wellstar until 2018.  During her time at Wellstar, she gave several lectures on behalf of Wellstar to the lay public at such venues as Speaking of Women’s Health at Cobb Galleria.  She also preceptored 3 nurse practitioner students during that time where each spent an semester with her.  In May of 2018, she returned to Morehouse as faculty.  Since that time, she has served as the Co-Director of Grady Yellow Pod.  As of April 2019, she serves as Assistant Program Director.  She enjoys volunteering in the HEAL clinic run by Morehouse Medical students.  Quality Improvement has also become an interest of hers since returning to Morehouse.  

Dr Volcy discloses that she has no relevant financial relationship with any organizations producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care good or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.