STD Health Disparities: Beyond the Individual Patient
The CDC estimates that there are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States each year. STD infection rates are significantly and disproportionately higher among youth, racial/ethnic minorities and sexual minorities. Differences in infection rates among vulnerable populations cannot be fully explained by differences in individual risk behaviors. A host of other factors including discrimination, microaggressions, environmental injustice, wealth inequality, and health care access barriers contribute to the continued disproportionate impact on certain populations.
This on-demand webinar explores what we know about STD disparities and provides intervention strategies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of STDs in high-impact communities.
- Health Educators + Counselors
- Medical Directors
- Clinical Administrators
- Disease Intervention Specialists
- Outreach Workers
- HIV Counselors
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Describe current STD infection rates among disproportionately impacted populations.
- Discuss the impact of upstream factors on patients' sexual risk behaviors.
- Identify ways to address STD disparities in a health care setting.
The course fee includes CEU processing (CPH = 1.0; CHES = 0.5; Nursing = 0.6; CME = 0.5).
Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 1.0 credits.
Health Educators (CHES®):
Essential Access Health, provider #98021, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health educators attending this program may report up to 0.5 contact hours.
Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 0.6 contact hours.
Essential Access Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Essential Access Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.