Public Health CME

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    BoardVitals Preventive Medicine CME Pro Plus w/ Bonus $3,000 Amazon or Visa Prepaid Card

    Complete your CME and MOC Requirements Online with the BoardVitals Online CME + MOC Preventive Medicine Self-Assessment Activity with up to a Bonus $3,000 Amazon or Visa Prepaid Card. Answer board-style questions and cases related to your specialty and earn credits fast!

    Key features of BoardVitals Online CME + MOC Self-Assessment Activity include:

    • Thousands of board-style questions and cases with evidence-based explanations for review
    • Aligned with the MOC / Recertification exam content for each specialty board
    • Answer questions to earn credits and correct wrong answers as you go
    • Earn up to 100 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and MOC credits (varies by specialty)
    • Up to 24-month access + a bonus $3,000 Amazon or Visa Prepaid Card (your choice!)

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Preventive Medicine

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    • Cost: Varies
    • Credit hours: 40
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    Vaccine hesitancy and denial: A problem for the ages coming into sharp focus during the pandemic

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity:

    The WHO defines vaccine hesitancy (VH) as a “delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services.” Despite substantial progress in rates of routine immunization over the decades prior to the most recent one, more recent trends suggest that immunization rates are beginning to plateau. Beyond VH and skepticism, there is also the embrace of outright vaccine rejection or denial fostered by the presence disinformation on conventional and social media platforms including claims that vacines are unsafe or unnecessary. Recent outbreaks of largely eradicated diseases such as measles, mumps, and diphtheria suggest that herd immunity may have suffered, putting those ineligible for vaccination at additional risk of infection. These developments have been attributed in part to VH and denial.

    One large group with increasing VH is parents. A 2019 national survey found that approximately 1 in 4 parents reported serious concerns towards vaccinating their children. Another study saw that in up to 35% parents of well-vaccinated children demonstrate VH. Parents may raise issues that many providers feel ill-equipped to answer, due to lack of thorough knowledge of all vaccines or lack of evidence-based communication strategies. Unfortunately, only few evidence-based strategies exist to guide providers in their discussions with vaccine-hesitant parents.

    Providers play a crucial role in vaccinating populations, but it is not and should not be their sole responsibility. Clinical practice sites, community organizations, health organizations, and government all contribute to addressing VH. Understanding potential solutions outside the office, such as media campaigns and policy changes, also provide insight into vaccine hesitancy and potential directions for future use.

    Target Audience:

    The following HCPs: Primary care physicians, pediatricians, and public health professionals; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in adult internal medicine and pediatrics; and any other clinicians who commonly encounter patients eligible for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Material last updated: December 10, 2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: December 10, 2023
  • Infection Control for Physicians

    Infection Control for Physicians will help you to:
    • Use evidence-based risk management practices and current guidelines to control infection in health care personnel;
    • Improve your knowledge and skills in blood borne infection, drug resistant organisms, and outpatient respiratory illness; and
    • Meet state infection control training requirements.

    Meets Special CME Requirements in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (Universal Precautions), Rhode Island (Infection Control / Modes of Transmission) and Texas.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Infection Control.

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    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    CDC Training and Continuing Education OnLine

    After login, Choose “Search.” You may then search for courses by date, keyword, or display all. Searching keyword “Web on Demand” will bring you to a list of online courses on public health and preventive medicine topics with an emphasis on vaccination.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: CDC
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Increasing Awareness of Hansen’s Disease in the United States

    Increasing Awareness of Hansen’s Disease in the United States is designed to increase health care providers’ awareness of this unique and misunderstood disease.

    The course consists of two separate lectures: The first lecture covers introductory topics and concepts that are necessary to understand how Hansen’s Disease is diagnosed and treated. The second lecture covers more advanced treatment topics and concepts.

    Completing this course will enable you to:
    • Access the services provided by the National Hansen’s Disease Programs to healthcare providers;
    • Recognize the cardinal signs and symptoms of Hansen’s disease;
    • Understand the microbiology and pathology of Hansen’s Disease before and after treatment;
    • Identify the varied clinical presentations of Hansen’s disease;
    • List two basic treatment regimens used in the U.S. for Hansen’s disease and how patients are classified into these two groups; and
    • Learn the complications of Hansen’s disease and how to manage them.

    To enroll, call 1-800-642-2477 or send an E-mail to [email protected] Once enrolled, all modules and post-tests must be completed within 2 weeks.

    Target Audiences: Physicians specializing in Dermatology, Neurology, ER, Family Medicine, and Public Health

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: American Academy of Family Practice
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Medical Society of the State of New York Online CME Courses

    Here are some of the topics covered in the courses.
    • Emergency Preparedness
    Some titles: Anthrax, Botulism, Brucellosis, Glanders
    • Mental Health/Disasters
    Some titles: ID and Treat of Symptoms/Disorders of Disasters; Mental Health Effects Unique to Disaster
    • Public Health
    Some titles: Adult Immunizations, Adult Pertussis, Emerging Infections
    • Culture Block

    Target audience: Physicians focusing on General Interest, Preventive Medicine, Infectious Disease.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Medical Society of the State of New York
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Medscape Public Health & Prevention CME

    CME activities of special interest to physicians interested in Public Health & Prevention. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:

    CONFERENCE COVERAGE – Reports of advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.

    CLINICAL UPDATE – Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.

    FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE – Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.

    CME-LIVE – Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.

    CLINICAL BRIEFS – Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each

    JOURNAL CME – Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.
    SPECIAL REPORT CME – Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape’s professional member database by specialty.

    INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES – Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format.

    CME CIRCLE – Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or monographs, and then posted on Medscape and archived for one year.

    Target Audience: Physicians specializing in Preventive Medicine and Public Health

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video, Online Audio
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
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    MMWR Continuing Education Programs (Centers for Disease Control)

    This site contains the pdf versions of current MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports) articles. You download and read the articles, then submit your quiz answers online.

    Areas covered include: Maternal and child health, immunization, substance abuse, and reportable infectious diseases.

    A new activity is posted every week. You have only 45 days after posting to submit your answers for CME credit.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Preventive Medicine or Infectious Disease

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: 45 days after posting
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    How implicit bias and culture competence shape the patient healthcare experience

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    Cultural competence has been defined in a variety of ways. According to the CDC, cultural competence is a “set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.” In the setting of healthcare, practicing cultural competence can improve the ability of HCPs to meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients, which may ultimately improve health outcomes among diverse groups of patients with unique sociocultural identities including race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

    These observations illustrate not only that there is a gap in care related to the incorporation of cultural sensitivity into health care in the US but also that there are available solutions, and HCPs and their patients stand to benefit from provision of continuing education to address those needs.

    Target Audience:

    Physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other HCPs.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 02/23/2022
    • Expiration of CME credit: 02/23/2023