It’s Tuesday! Enjoy your Morning Rounds

February 1, 2022
Every February, the North Carolina Medical Society proudly honors Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

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In the News

1. Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of disparities in health and health care into sharp focus. Review a summary of findings compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) on these inequities in different populations.

2. Health Equity Technical Assistance

Through the CMS Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Technical Assistance is available to health care organizations ready to systematically take action on health disparities. The program offers personalized coaching and resources on developing a health equity strategic plan; resources on improving care for the populations we represent, and rural populations; data collection and analysis; and help developing a language access plan.


COVID-19 Updates

  1. US gives full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, AP, 1-31-22
  2. Omicron subvariant may slow surge’s fall + 2 more forecasts, Becker’s, 1-31-22


 Learning Opportunities

Understanding and Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Outcomes, Care, and Treatment, Thursday, February 3— 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET

KFF and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) are hosting a web event featuring oncologists, patient advocates, and policy researchers with expertise in equity and cancer care to examine persistent racial disparities in cancer. Expert panelists will share real-life experiences, provide context on the latest data, and discuss a range of actions which could help ensure that all individuals with cancer receive the highest quality, equitable cancer care and help to eliminate disparities in cancer outcomes.



Upcoming Events

·       2022 NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Codequest (Feb. 5, 2022) – NOW VIRTUAL

·       2022 NC-ACP Annual Scientific Session (Feb. 11-12, 2022)