Big Ideas Plenary - Operationalizing Racial Justice and Equity in Healthcare

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Big Ideas Plenary - Operationalizing Racial Justice and Equity in Healthcare

Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
On-Demand Session

Overview

This 90-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference covers foundational concepts on health equity and how better health equity in addiction medicine can be achieved.

What big ideas are shaping the future of Addiction Medicine? Draw inspiration from ASAM award recipients and insights from national innovators during the Big Ideas Plenary Session! ASAM President, Dr. William F. Haning III, will recognize award recipients who are making major contributions to the field. Annual Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Anika A.H. Alvanzo, will moderate a lively session with time for Q&A on Operationalizing Racial Justice and Equity in Healthcare.

Schedule
Welcome to the Big Ideas Plenary
William F. Haning III, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM

Acknowledgement of Award Recipients
ASAM Media Award - Dale Okorodudu, MD
ASAM Annual Award - Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT,FAACT, DFASAM
ASAM Educator of the Year Award - David Mee-Lee,MD, DFASAM
John P. McGovern Award - Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA,DFAPA, DFASAM


Introduction of Presentations
Anika A. H. Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM

Operationalizing Racial Justice and Equity in Healthcare
Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS
This interactive presentation will cover foundational concepts on health equity, including the various types of bias and discrimination commonly seen in healthcare. Dr. Sivashanker will also present a new framework for advancing racial justice and equity in the healthcare arena by leveraging high-performance quality and safety practices to systematically make inequities visible and to address and resolve them as an integral part of healthcare practice. Learners will be able to identify specific strategies for effectively leveraging existing quality/safety infrastructure and processes to advance equality.

Imani Breakthrough: An Innovative Recovery Program for Black and Latinx People Who Use Opioids and Other Substances
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD
This presentation focuses on upstream causes and enduring consequences of health disparities and racial oppression in addiction. COVID-19 has sharply outlined the urgent need to dismantle these systems, mitigate behaviors, and improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic minoritized people with substance use disorders (SUDs). We will discuss culturally relevant research techniques and clinical interventions that employ an anti-racist framework to model how health equity in addiction medicine can be achieved.

Panel Discussion
Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS; Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD; Anika A. H. Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM

Closing Remarks
Anika A. H. Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM

The target audience for this Introductory level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, System Based Practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Define core concepts related to equity and healthcare
  2. Describe five key drivers for eliminating inequities by focusing on quality and safety
  3. Identify specific strategies for effectively leveraging existing quality/safety infrastructure and processes to advance equity

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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025

Course Instructions

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Karthik Sivashanker

MD, MPH

Dr. Karthik Sivashanker is the Vice President of Equitable Health Systems & Innovation in the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association, and a Medical Director in Quality, Safety, and Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He's a psychiatrist at Justice Resource Institute and serves as a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Sivashanker attended college and medical school at Northwestern University in Illinois. He completed psychiatry residency at NYP Weill Cornell in New York and a psychosomatic medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality and received a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. As a former Fulbright scholar, he conducted research in Venezuela on the vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS in rural mountain communities. As a former VA Under Secretary for Health Diffusion of Excellence Gold Fellow, he led efforts to standardize and improve the process of substance use screening and triage for Veterans. His work has focused on driving racial justice and equity in the health care arena by leveraging high-performance quality and safety practices to systematically make inequities visible and to address and resolve them as an integral part of health care delivery.

Ayana Jordan

MD, PhD

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, is an Addiction Psychiatrist and the Barbara Wilson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Pillar Lead for the Community Engagement in the NYU Langone Institute for Excellence in Health Equity. She is dedicated to creating opportunities for people of color. The message of equity and inclusion has informed her research, clinical work and leadership duties at NYU and beyond. Dr. Jordan was the first Black Associate Program Directors for the Yale Psychiatry Residency, supervising a large group of 64 physicians providing mental health and addiction services throughout Yale medical systems in the state of CT. She recently became Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network within the National Institute of Drug (Ab)use, where she’ll be working to improve health outcomes for people with opioid use disorder in the carceral system. Dr. Jordan serves the medical director of Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare or (REACH), a Substance (Ab)use and Mental Health Services Administration grant, in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, geared at increasing the number of addiction specialists from racial and ethnic minoritized populations who obtain training to provide culturally-informed addiction treatment. Dr. Jordan is an NIH-funded researcher where she studies long term outcomes for providing addiction treatment in faith settings.
She is elated and inspired to exist in an environment supportive of her vision to work with communities, integrating the cultural and religious aspects of people’s lives, while also addressing structural inequities that impede improved mental health and wellness. Dr. Jordan is the proud recipient of various clinical and research awards and was inducted into the Top 40 under 40 society, by her undergraduate alma mater, Hampton University, a historically Black institution.

Anika Alvanzo

MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP

Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP is the Eastern Region Medical Director for Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. She also serves as a physician consultant on substance use disorders to the Behavioral Health Administration in the Maryland Department of Health and is the Managing Partner of Uzima Consulting Group, LLC, which provides addiction medicine-related consultation, education and training, and expert witness testimony. Dr. Alvanzo is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Alvanzo is a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM, a Past President of the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM), and currently serves as Chair of the ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee and Region V Director for the ASAM Board of Directors.

At Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., Dr. Alvanzo’s role is to optimize and standardize the medical care, with emphasis on substance withdrawal management and pharmacotherapy, in the residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs in Eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Prior to this, Dr. Alvanzo spent twelve years as faculty in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she held a variety of clinical leadership roles, including Associate Medical Director of Addiction Treatment Services and the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy and Medical Director of the Broadway Center for Addiction, comprehensive, outpatient substance use disorder treatment (SUD) programs on the Johns Hopkin Bayview and Johns Hopkins Hospital campuses, respectively. From 2011 – 2018, Dr. Alvanzo directed the Substance Use Disorders Consultation Service, a multidisciplinary addiction consultation service serving the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Medicine general and subspecialty services.

Dr. Alvanzo has served as an expert on National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), National Quality Forum (NQF) and PEW Research Center panels regarding opioids and integration of recovery-oriented care in various medical settings. 

No Relevant Financial Disclosures

CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.


Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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 credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program. 

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.


Disclosure Information

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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Open to view video. Video is approximately 1 hour long. Recorded between 03/31/22 - 04/03/22.
Complete Post Test
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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Complete Evaluation
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Claim Credits & Certificate
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