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MUIH Lecture Series: Health Disparities in Integrative Health is a Course

MUIH Lecture Series: Health Disparities in Integrative Health



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Lecture Title: Health Disparities and Integrative Health Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Chu Chu Onwuachi-Saunders, MD, MPH

Format:  On-Demand Lecture

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Recorded Webinar

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:  1 hour

Level:  Introductory

Credential: Certificate of Participation


Various professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email with questions.

Lecture Overview:

Health disparity is defined as “a particular type of health difference closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.”¹

Studies show that in the United States, non-Hispanic blacks are 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than non-Hispanic whites and that employed individuals have lower levels of asthma, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, anxiety, and depression.² MUIH is passionate and committed to helping to improve these statistics through the disciplines of integrative health.  Join us for this engaging lecture to learn how these disparities impact your own health and your work as a healthcare provider, student, policymaker or educator.

Who should participate:

All health and healthcare practitioners, educators and policymakers, and the general public.

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): FREE

What you will get:

·        Recorded lecture
·        Presentation slides
·        Lifetime access to the course content for review & application
·        Certificate of Participation

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Saunders is a mother, pediatrician, and former medical epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where for over 10 years she was involved with issues related to children’s health and youth violence prevention. She was also a program officer at the Ford Foundation, Senior Deputy Director of Health in Washington DC and Philadelphia’s Deputy Health Commissioner. She served as Senior Deployment/Operations Manager for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Katrina Assistance Project. Dr. Saunders is currently a public health consultant and the author of various journal articles and a children’s book for girls entitled OOOPS!

Offering Details:

*This offering is free to MUIH faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as MUIH PCE community members.

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