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- Allied Health Care Professionals
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
1. Recognize cultural interventions centered on impacting medication adherence in Hispanic adults with hypertension or heart disease in the United States (US).
2. Summarize cultural interventions that could assist health care providers with implementing appropriate practice models.
3. Compare cultural interventions by various professions to determine the impact on medication adherence.
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Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD
Dr. Courtney Smith is a clinical pharmacist, clinical instructor, and an inaugural postdoctoral pharmacist fellow in primacy care research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Smith is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has six years of experience in community pharmacy practice as both a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager. During this time, she provided pharmaceutical care to underserved patients who were predominantly affected by type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and opioid use in rural southeastern areas. Currently, Dr. Smith works as the first Spanish-speaking clinical pharmacist at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC) in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. SSCHC is focused on enhancing access to care in the underserved Latino population, among other ethnicities. Dr. Smith’s research has focused on addressing health disparities in cardiovascular disease among the Latino and African American populations. Dr. Smith is the primary investigator of a systematic review entitled, “The impact of cultural interventions on medication adherence in Hispanic adults with hypertension or heart disease in the United States”. Findings from the systematic review will inform the development of prospective culturally tailored interventions that increase medication adherence in Hispanic populations in clinical practice.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.