Addressing Cardiac Health Disparities for Better Patient Outcomes

heart wrapped with stethoscope

About This Activity

Program Overview

This continuing education activity is designed to illuminate key health disparities in cardiac care. The presenter will cover principles and practices cardiac providers can use to recognize and reduce their occurrence.

Educational Objectives

After completing this internet enduring material, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how key health disparities in cardiac care can adversely impact health outcomes and quality of care.
  • Identify the role of implicit bias in contributing to health disparities.
  • Evaluate strategies for reducing the occurrence of health disparities in your cardiac care practice.



Columbus D. Batiste II, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Regional Chief of Cardiology for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine


Dr. Columbus D. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He endorses a holistic approach to health care, emphasizing nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise. 


Understanding that the health of an individual is uniquely tied to their community, Dr. Batiste collaborated on the formation of a non-profit organization called Healthy Heart Nation. Its mission is to improve the health of the community by narrowing disparities in education, business, justice, and ultimately health, otherwise described as social determinants of health.

Enduring Material Details

Released On

October 4, 2023


Expires on

October 3, 2024


Media Type

Internet Enduring Material


Completion Time

60 minutes


Credit Available

Maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all health care providers.

Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, course directors, planners, moderators, faculty, and all others in control of the educational content of the continuing education activity must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that they may have had within the past 24 months. If an individual refuses to disclose financial relationships, they will be disqualified from being a part of the planning and implementation of the activity. Owners and/or employees of an ineligible company with business lines or products relating to the content of the activity will not be permitted to participate in the planning or execution of any accredited program. All listed relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for individuals in control of content have been mitigated.


A complete listing of relevant financial relationships for all those involved in developing and influencing the content of this activity is below.


Role in Activity

Ineligible Company

Nature of Relevant Relationship

Columbus Batiste II, MD



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Joseph De Los Santos

Course Director


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Tracy Lawrence, MD



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Bob Leydorf



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Angelica Matsuno



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CME Committee

CE approval, all final decision-making on activities


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Scripps Conference Services & CME

Plan, manage, implement, and reconcile CE activities


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Accreditation and Conflict of Interest Mitigation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Scripps Health and Blue Shield of California. Scripps Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Scripps Health designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 1 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Conflict of Interest (COI) Mitigation

All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies listed for individuals in control of content have been mitigated using a multi-step process including independent peer review of presentations.

Event details

Content Available

Wed, Oct 04, 2023 - Thu, Oct 03, 2024

1 hour