APA Looking Beyond Series: 123 Years Since W.E.B. Du Bois' Case Study - Social Determinants of Health Inequities Continue
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Expires on Mar 10, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Panelists will first set the stage by underscoring how the social determinants of health (SDOH) impact the mental health of diverse communities, and then move this discussion towards "next steps". What we need to do is ensure that SDOH are taken into consideration in the mental health arena. This discussion will use an interdisciplinary approach by incorporating a medical, public health and social epidemiological lens to the discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Define social determinants of health. 
  • Recognize the consequences of social determinants of health impacting the mental health of diverse communities. 
  • Utilize evidence-based interdisciplinary research and innovated frameworks to address mental health inequities and disparities. 
  • Provide innovative tools and resources to physicians to better serve diverse communities with high-quality patient care and increased access to care.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Medical students, residents/fellows, other health professionals

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Activity Date: March 10, 2022
Activity End Date: March 10, 2025

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accrediting Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity - including faculty, planners, reviewers or others - are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity.


  • Michael Compton, M.D., Professor, Columbia University, Dr. Compton reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, M.D., Professor, Oklahoma State University. Dr. Jernigan reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Mario Sims, Ph.D., Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Sims reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Program Planners

  • Regina James, M.D., Deputy Medical Director, Chief of Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Dr. James reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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