Treatment Of Mental Illness And Chronic Disease Comorbidity In The Black Community

Event Start Date: February 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: February 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM EDT

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Host: Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Individuals suffering from mental illness often suffer from multiple comorbidities, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality.  African Americans have a disproportionately higher risk of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and hypertension than other ethnic or racial groups.  African Americans suffering mental illness are at even greater risk of poor outcomes associated with these conditions.  This webinar will review common medical comorbidities seen in African Americans suffering from mental illness, review contributing factors, and discuss strategies to improve outcomes.

Welton Craig Washington, Jr., MD., psychiatrist

Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH, Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund

Learning Objectives:

  • List common comorbidities seen in African American patients with mental illness
  • Name risk factors associated with these chronic conditions    
  • Discuss strategies to improve outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality in the African American population suffering from mental illness and comorbid chronic conditions

Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). 

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