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Addressing Immunization Health Disparities

Originally presented on August 24, 2021

Speakers:
Laura Lee Hall, PhD
President, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity at the National Minority Quality Forum

Daniel Stephens, MD
Deputy Commissioner of Family and Child Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Immunization coverage rates dropped substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic among all age groups. While rates are starting to rebound, this recovery has not occurred equally across all demographic groups, and existing disparities in immunization coverage were exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. To ensure immunization coverage rates to protect communities against vaccine preventable diseases, these disparities need to be addressed. This webinar will review health disparities in immunizations and how to address these disparities in practice.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will expand their knowledge and competence regarding health disparities in immunizations and how to address these disparities in their practices.

Learning Objectives:
After this program participants will be able to:

  • Define the term health disparities. 
  • Describe examples of health disparities in relation to immunizations. 
  • Recognize strategies to address/reduce health disparities in immunizations.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other medical providers that provide or otherwise work with communities on immunizations.


Disclosure Statements

None of the planners, moderators, and presenters have disclosed any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.


Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until August 31, 2024.


Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2022.


Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.  Provider ID# 99086.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until August 31, 2024.


Certified in Public Health

This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.   

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credit.

Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits are offered until August 31, 2024.