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Bridging the Gap: Healthcare Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes and Associated Disease States

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

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Healthcare disparities in the United States have resulted in African Americans having worse outcomes related to type 2 diabetes and associated diseases, such as heart failure, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease, compared with the U.S. white population. In this activity, the social determinants of healthcare disparities and evidence supporting disparities in cardiovascular outcomes are reviewed, along with strategies that pharmacists can use to help improve cardiovascular outcomes in African Americans.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe factors contributing to health disparities among African Americans.
  • Summarize health disparities in type 2 diabetes and associated cardiovascular diseases among African Americans.
  • Identify actions pharmacists can take to help improve cardiovascular outcomes in African Americans. 

This webinar is not accredited for continuing education.

Faculty

Eva M. Vivian, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Professor
University of Wisconsin--Madison School of Pharmacy
Madison, Wisconsin

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacist decision makers who care for or have an interest in the care of patients with type 2 diabetes.