Racial Disparities in COVID-19: Causes, Consequences, and Clinical Strategies

In this live, 45-minute Webinar, expert faculty will discuss key barriers that hinder successful, sustained engagement with COVID-19 testing, treatment and prevention services for Black, indigenous, and persons of color in the United States, and strategies to improve outcomes of COVID-19 care.


Key data on barriers to COVID-19 care and strategies to improve engagement with care and care outcomes in BIPOC populations (35 minutes)

Attendee questions answered by the experts (10 minutes)


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Event Details


Oni Blackstock, MD

Attending Physician
Division of Infectious Diseases
Harlem Hospital
New York, New York

Nina T. Harawa, PhD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Department of Medicine and Psychiatry
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine Physician
HIV/Sexual Health Specialist
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Medical Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia

Stephaun Elite Wallace, PhD, MS

Staff Scientist
Director of External Relations

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Global Health
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Program Overview
Expert faculty will discuss ways to improve patient outcomes by addressing barriers to optimal COVID-19 care affecting Black, indigenous, and persons of color in the United States

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve clinicians’ competence in recognizing racial disparities in the incidence, outcomes, and prevention of COVID-19 and applying strategies to mitigate their adverse impacts.

Target Audience
This program is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other healthcare providers who provide care for patients with or at risk of COVID-19.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe COVID-19 burden and care disparities among Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Identify factors driving COVID-19 racial disparities
  • Describe strategies to overcome barriers to COVID-19 prevention, testing, and treatment


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. UAN: JA4008176-0000-21-145-L01-P

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
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.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.