Activity ID



November 12, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Massachusetts Medical Society

Description of CME Course

The bias and discrimination that accompany certain illness can prevent individuals from seeking care, engender fear, and cause prejudice against entire groups or communities. The response to outbreaks, infectious disease, and stereotyped health conditions requires protecting health whilst mitigating the stigma that can further exacerbate social and health disparities. The 17th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum (previously recorded on October 29, 2020) convened leaders in public health, medicine, policy, government, and the community to examine ways to destigmatize disease and put forth interventions that reinforce prevention and the provision of safe, equitable, and quality health care.

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Educational Objectives

Describe how social stigma of disease undermines early detection, treatment, and successful health outcomes
Examine how stigmatizing disease exacerbates social and health disparities
Develop appropriate skills to evaluate epidemiological data without engendering fear of certain populations including ethnic, racial, or socioeconomic groups
Assess the role of physicians as leaders in reducing disease and illness related discrimination


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Health disparities



CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Physician Executives, Rural, Urban

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