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Mental Health Care: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

Premiere Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2026


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MScMonica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDSWendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS 
CEO, Galen Mental Health, BrightQuest and Galen Hope Programs
Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and International Association of Eating Disorders
Joint Commission Advisory Committee Member
Miami, FL

Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPCJaveed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC 
Chair of Psychiatry, Institute of Living
Chief of Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Professor (visiting), UConn School of Medicine
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Deputy Editor of Perspectives on Medical Education
Hartford, CT

Statement of Need

Despite an increased focus on mental health and treatments available, disparities in care based on ethnic/racial differences still occur. For example, it is estimated that of Black adults who need mental health care, only one in three actually receive it.1 The care that is received, however, may still represent bias and misdiagnosis as Black men are four times as likely than white men to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.2 Therefore, the need to address ethnic/racial disparities in mental health care only begins with equal access, and must also include culturally sensitive and equitable treatments.

This CMEO BriefCase will discuss the mental health care challenges of a 28-year-old Black male, with a history of schizophrenia and previous failed attempts at treatment. Expert faculty will discuss common barriers faced by ethnic/racially diverse patients, including mistrust and stigmas that come from family and community members and disparities that health care professionals need to address. Culturally equitable treatments will be discussed in the context of the case.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the impact of health inequities on mental health care.
  • Individualize a holistic treatment plan for mental health care to improve patient outcomes.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, specializing in psychiatry, emergency medicine, or primary care.

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Oliver-Pyatt reports no financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Sukhera reports no financial relationships to disclose.

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Marlon (Tony) Graham, MD (peer reviewer)
  • Meghann Taft-Lockard (planning committee)
  • Mary Gleason, PhD (planning committee)
  • Kellie Busby, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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