Continuing Education Credit Information for June 20, 2012 CLAS webinar

Continuing Education Units

MASSACHUSETTS ONLY. This is an educational program directed to practicing professionals. Attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please return to our webinar registration page and complete question #22 to receive CME/CEUs.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. To receive continuing education units for this program, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, (2) attend the program in its entirety, (3) answer any polling questions presented, and (4) complete an evaluation form. A certificate will be emailed to participants within 4 weeks.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School and New England AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Under the auspices of the New England AIDS Education & Training Center, this offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 1.8 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.5 social worker CE’s.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Training Objectives:

  1. Summarize the six areas of action in the Making CLAS Happen Manual developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity.
  2. Explore the impact of biases, stereotypes, prejudices, xenophobia and racism on policies, practices, and norms within a clinical setting.
  3. Identify key reasons for implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) from a service, financial and legal perspective.
  4. Identify successful strategies for implementing the CLAS standards in a clinical setting.