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Contact us for resources based on the 2013
AAPA IMPACT 13 Conference presentation by
the AAPA Health Disparities Work Group.
Entitled  

Like a Sandwich without the Bread:  Examining
the Four Dimensions of Disparities in Diabetes
and Cardiovascular Disease.

Use our handy and informative AAPA Health
Disparities Work Group State Resources
Guide for tips and ideas on health disparities
projects for your organization or PA program.  

If you're hosting a CME/education event in
your state or for your specialty organization,
follow the lead of the AAPA and consider
requesting all speakers to include some
information on inequities in care or treatment
considerations with different populations.  
The AAPA also includes disparities coverage
in speaker evaluations for AAPA CME
presentations.
Contact us for more details
and assistance with this process.
Are you a state or PA program Diversity
Representative? Need a speaker to talk at
present at your local meeting about health
disparities?  Let us know how we can help!
pas4healthequity@gmail.org
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Help your students enhance their awareness
of health disparities, and build resources and
tools to use in the exam room to decrease
and eliminate the impact of unconscious bias
on the care of their future patients.

Use the
AAPA Health Disparities Work Groups
"End It!" project to promote discussion of
clinician bias on patient care.

We hope to reprise our presentation that we
did at the 2013 AAPA IMPACT 13 Conference in
Washington DC. This was a two hour
interactive CME presentation titled

Like a Sandwich without the Bread:  Examining
the Four Dimensions of Disparities in Diabetes
and Cardiovascular Disease.  

Join with CME planners at the AAPA in
building awareness of racial and other health
disparities in all lectures and projects.
Include information about racial, ethnic and
community differences seen with conditions
or treatment, promote culturally sensitive
care, and utilize PAEA resources including the
web page for the
PAEA Committee on
Diversity and Inclusion, which features a
broad and updated array of teaching tools.

Consider utilizing the
Implicit Association Test
site from Harvard University to promote
awareness of the role of unconscious bias on
provider decision-making, a tool proven to
decrease the impact of clinician bias.
Physician Assistants for Health Equity
A Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
pas4healthequity@gmail.com