Leading the Charge: Embedding Health Equity into the Forefront of Value Based Care
Despite the successes demonstrated by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) over the last decade, health disparities remain a critical and ever-growing challenge. ACOs have the potential to advance health equity, but without intentionality and guardrails in place, they are also in a position to worsen existing health disparities. For ACOs to truly succeed in improving patient health outcomes for all, it's imperative that health equity is kept at the forefront of value-based care efforts.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Understand what health equity is and why it is important for improving patient health outcomes
- Learn about efforts around the nation to lead the charge on health equity within the value-based care movement
- Explore strategies on how to prioritize and embed health equity into practice
This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.
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Kim Yu MD, FAAFP
Kim Yu, MD is National Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Aledade, working with independent primary care practices to thrive in value based care. Dr. Yu speaks nationally on health equity, population health, value based care, health IT, leadership, advocacy, social media and physician wellness. Dr. Yu currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians; She also chairs WONCA's Special Interest Group in Health Equity, is an AAFP delegate to the AMA, and serves on NQF's EHR Care Coordination and Communication Committee.
Kim Yu has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
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The AAFP has reviewed Leading the Charge: Embedding Health Equity into the Forefront of Value Based Care - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 04/15/2023 to 04/15/2024. 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.
- 1.00 AAFP Prescribed