Lifestyle Medicine: A Health Disparities Solution

Lifestyle Medicine: A Health Disparities Solution

Lifestyle Medicine: A Health Disparities Solution

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount. 
Nonmember - $75
Member - $60 

1.5 CME/CNE/CE Credits
0 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)

Lifestyle-related chronic disease disproportionately impacts low-income, often minority communities. Covid-19 has highlighted the health disparities that exist, among our Native American, Black and Hispanic populations. This session will provide an opportunity to review the data and science of how Lifestyle Medicine can become a powerful solution to address health disparities, concluding with actionable steps and recommendations including ACLM’s work through HEAL: Health Equity Achieved through Lifestyle Medicine is the goal.

Learning Objectives 

  • Explain health disparities. 
  • Explain the importance of Lifestyle Medicine in underserved populations. 
  • Discuss the challenges and potential opportunities to finding solutions to health disparities using Lifestyle Medicine as a key treatment modality. 

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM – Chief Medical Officer, Zipongo

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Community Wellbeing and the Blue Zones Institute for Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Dr. Shurney is ACLM’s immediate past-president and continues to serve as a board member and leader of the organization’s work to address health disparities. Previously, he held the position of Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Foodsmart by Zipongo; Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Health Benefits and Corporate Wellness for Cummins, Inc.; and Chief Medical Director, Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. At Vanderbilt he also held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management, and was appointed to chair the Tennessee Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the most recent chair of the Business Strategies Committee for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). He attended Loma Linda University, and received his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. He holds Masters’ Degrees in Business and in Public Health from the University of Detroit/Mercy and the Medical College of Wisconsin, respectively. A fellow in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he is board certified in both Preventive Medicine and in Lifestyle Medicine. He serves on numerous other boards including the Bon Secours-Mercy Health Foundation, the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP), and the Population Health Alliance (PHA). 

Marsha-Gail Davis, MD – Primary Care Internist, Current UCSD Preventive Medicine Chief Resident , UCSD 

Dr. Marsha-Gail Davis is a primary care internist and preventionist who desires only to see her patients and community living well. Her mission is simply to help her patients preserve their health and prevent the burden of chronic diseases that causes significant suffering and early death, especially in communities that are most ravaged by the impact of chronic disease. Her interest is in making prevention the priority and making prevention popular by creatively incorporating lifestyle medicine into primary care and community interventions. She hails originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She received her MD from the University of California, San Diego and completed her residency in the Yale Primary Care Residency Program. She is currently completing additional training in the UCSD Preventive Medicine Residency Program while serving in the role of Chief Resident. 

Theresa Stone, MD – Co-Founder and Medical Director of Fresh & Savory Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine, Medstar Institute of Innovation 

As Co-founder and medical director of the Fresh & Savory Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine Shared Medical Appointment program at MedStar Health in Washington, D.C. Fresh & Savory is a MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) program designed to introduce patients, students, and associates to culinary and living skills that promote longevity and well-being. The work of the Fresh & Savory team has been featured on Fox 5 DC WTTG-TV. Dr. Stone enjoyed completing the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine CHEF coaching certification and advanced training in Mind Body Medicine at Harvard Benson Henry Institute. Her current work focuses on several lifestyle medicine initiatives including #MedStarWell, an associate resiliency and wellness program; Culinary Medicine workshops for Georgetown University physiology graduate students and students at Georgetown University School of Medicine (where she is also a Mind Body Medicine facilitator); and the expansion of Culinary and Lifestyle programs throughout the MedStar Health system.  

Jasmol Sardana, DO, DipABLM – Physician, Barnard Medical Center  

Dr. Jasmol Sardana is a board certified internal medicine physician and newly board certified lifestyle medicine physician who is equally passionate about lifestyle medicine, culinary medicine and community service. The importance of giving back to her community was impressed upon Dr. Sardana at a young age when she began volunteering with the homeless communities of Washington DC, through Martha's Table, a local charity. There, Dr.Sardana saw first hand the direct effect that access to nutritious food can have on marginalized communities which left a lasting impact on her. As the daughter of first generation immigrants, who once had to rely on governmental assistance, she has personally experienced the socioeconomic burdens and the effects of limited access to resources in an often difficult-to-navigate system. Which is why serving similarly underserved communities has been a priority for her. Dr. Sardana received her medical education from Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, where the osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person has resonated with her throughout her medical career. Her sense of responsibility to the community deepened in medical school where she sought out and coordinated volunteer opportunities for herself and fellow medical students leading to her induction into the Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity, Sigma Sigma Phi. Dr. Sardana founded and currently chairs the Community Outreach Committee at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, whose focus is to extend ACLM's mission of "helping individuals and families adopt healthy behaviors" to those in need by empowering, encouraging and educating ACLM members to utilize the vehicles of volunteerism and community engagement to achieve health equity in their own communities.

Kim A. Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC – Chief, Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center 

Dr. Williams is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University and specializes in cardiology, prevention and cardiac imaging. He has served on numerous national committees and boards including serving as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is also the founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative in Detroit, Michigan to reduce ethnic heart care disparities, and continues community-based efforts in Chicago at Rush. His current professional focus is on preventive cardiology, specializing in synthesizing data on cardiovascular risk and mortality due to nutrition. He has become a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, including over 200 publications, online resources, movies and lectures on the topic of cardionutrition. He was recently awarded lifetime achievement recognition from ASNC as its 2018 Mario Verani Lecturer and the German Cardiac Society as its 2019 Gold Key Recipient and Keynote Lecturer. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Dr. Williams has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and physician. 

Keon Gilbert, DrPH, MA, MPA – Associate Professor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice 

Dr. Gilbert is currently an Assistant Professor at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health in the Division of Behavioral Science/Health Education within the Department of Community Health Sciences. His primary research interests seek to reduce health disparities through research and interventions that will prevent disease and promote healthy behaviors. His work applies quantitative and qualitative methods in areas such as social capital, community capacity, organizational readiness, community based participatory research, and with populations such as African American men. Dr. Gilbert’s key research interests include social capital, health disparities, African American Men’s health, and interventions to prevent chronic diseases. Dr. Gilbert’s work draws on his inter-disciplinary training in Biology, African American Studies, Public Affairs and Public Health to investigate the intersection of racial identity, racial socialization, and structural racism as an important, yet unexplored, social determinant of African American male’s health across the lifecourse.

LM2020 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.

1.5 hours

This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required. 

Term of Approval 
February 22, 2021 – February 22, 2023 

Access to course: access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends February 22, 2023.   

Accreditation Statement 
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.5 contact hours. This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support. 
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 0 contact hours for pharmacists. 
Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for 1.5 Continuing Education credits
The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through the ACCME. 

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.5 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity. 

AAFP Prescribed Credits 
The AAFP has reviewed LM2020 OnDemand: Health Restored Virtual Conference, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/22/2021 to 02/22/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 1.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) - Lifestyle Medicine: A Health Disparities Solution

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 1.5 continuing education credits for NBC-HWCs upon successful completion of this LM2020 OnDemand Health Restored Virtual Conference session.

Faculty Disclosures 
It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE.  Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months. 

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices:  In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.  Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information. 

The course directors, planners and faculty of this activity have stated they have no relevant financial disclosures. 

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