|New Educational Tool Aimed at Helping Physicians Understand Asthma Disparities and Improve Care|
‘Moving Toward Equity in Asthma Care’ offered at no cost to physicians, CME credit available
In an effort to help facilitate and increase awareness in the physician
Although asthma is a common chronic condition affecting both adults and children, diverse populations often face unique challenges when it comes to managing their asthma, which can lead to complications and hospitalization. In fact, studies show that Hispanics and African Americans with asthma are less likely to use daily controllers and are more likely to visit the emergency room and be hospitalized for asthma related conditions than non-Hispanic whites. And, Asian Americans are more likely to die from asthma than non-Hispanic whites.
“The reasons health disparities exist are varied and complex. But,
creating a collaborative environment where we can better understand
these gaps and deliver culturally appropriate asthma care is necessary
if we want to improve the quality of life for patients who live with
asthma every day,” said
The online educational experience features a variety of scenarios about common themes of racial and ethnic asthma disparities and their effects on diverse populations’ ability to successfully control their asthma. It also highlights ways physicians may be unknowingly contributing to poor asthma care for diverse populations. This educational resource is available at no cost to providers and their clinical staff nationwide, and it can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
To access the online educational experience please visit: www.anthem.com/asthma.equity.
Hardware/Software Requirements: to access the online educational
experience, users will need: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with an
Internet connection. Microsoft Internet Explorer (9 or later);
This Enduring Material activity, Moving Toward Equity in Asthma, has
been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by