2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting
The 2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) focused on health equity and provided tools and information to help develop family physicians trained and dedicated to being effective advocates for their patients and specialty. This course contains the recordings from the following sessions: Keynote - Born to be an Advocate, Evaluating Policy with an Equity Lens, and Other Advocacy Avenues: Running for Office, Serving on Advisory Committees.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Describe how advocacy efforts impact patient care
- List specific legislative initiatives aimed at improving patient care
- Describe what it means to apply an equity lens in health policy
- Identify present tools that can be used to intentionally examine and address the root causes of inequities
- Explain the importance of integrating racial justice in policies, planning, making decisions, and allocating resources
- Identify opportunities to engage in advocacy for patient care and health policies
- identify where to effectively target advocacy efforts
- Develop communication skills to effectively advocate for policy improvements to policymakers and develop leadership skills to serve on advisory committees
This activity is designed for family medicine physicians.
Participation and Credit:
Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures. Study the educational content online and complete the activity evaluation. Your certificate will be available to you as a downloadable link. You may print the certificate, but you cannot alter it. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
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This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.
This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians.
There is no charge for this activity.
CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity have elements of cultural and linguistic proficiency included in the content. The definition of cultural and linguistic competency is the ability and readiness of health care providers and health organizations to humbly and respectfully demonstrate, effectively communicate, and tailor delivery of care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, identities, and behaviors, in order to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs as it relates to patient health. This activity meets these requirements.
CAFP policy and California state law requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include either (1) examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of physicians and surgeons, leading to disparities in health outcomes and/or (2) strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. This activity meets these requirements.
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Danielle Cendejas, Partner, The Strategy Group
Ms. Cendejas declares that she does not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Systems Management and Policy, University of Memphis
Dr. Melton-Fant declares that she does not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.
Wm. Jahmal Miller, MHA, DHL, Chief Administrative Officer, Mercy Medical Group
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The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Catrina Reyes, Esq., Tiyesha Watts, and Karen Alvarado.
The AAFP has reviewed 2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/27/2023 to 03/27/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.
- 3.00 AAFP Prescribed