Health Disparities: Women’s Healthcare

Gender-based healthcare inequities can put women at risk for misdiagnoses, ineffective treatments and compromised care. Contributors to disparities in women’s healthcare include deficits in gender-based research and an often unintentional yet intrinsic practitioner bias. Increased awareness among practitioners, patients and medical schools is needed to avoid gender bias.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Nurses, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Residents and Medical School Students.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize important documented inequities in women's health, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment, in a U.S. and international context.
  • Distinguish significant disparities in public health, medical education, research and healthcare provision.
  • Discuss strategies for healthcare providers, patients and the community to break down obstacles contributing to healthcare inequities.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Understanding Sex Differences. FDA 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from https://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm131182.htm
  • Leading Causes of Death in Females. Centers for Disease Control 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from https://www.cdc.gov/women/lcod/
  • CDC 2017. Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the United States. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from  https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/adult_data/cig_smoking/
  • Women Have a Higher Risk of Stroke. American Heart Association 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/UnderstandingRisk/Women-Have-a-Higher-Risk-of-Stroke---Text-Version_UCM_460399_Article.jsp#.WPG0M2mGPIU
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
05/01/2023
Course expires: 
04/30/2026

Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH
Secretary of Health and Surgeon General, State of Florida, 2007-2011
Assistant Vice President, Chief Well-Being Officer, Baptist Health South Florida
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Services, Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Humanities and Society 
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH, faculty and conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 
 

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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