Cardiac Care in Underserved Communities and The Impact of Social Determinants on Cardiovascular Health

In this CME, Amber E. Johnson MD, MS, MBA, FACC, discusses how to implement safeguards for protecting equity in health care and more.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement safeguards for protecting equity in healthcare in the event of disparities in social determinants of health
  • Identify patient outcomes by incorporating improved access to healthcare which will improve patients in areas lacking access to equitable healthcare.
  • Implement diagnostic skills for identifying social determinants of health that affect cardiovascular disease so that patients will be diagnosed sooner to improve cardiovascular outcomes.


Dr. Amber E. Johnson receives;

  • Grant/Research Support: Women as One (Escalator Award), National Institutes of Health (HL144669-03S)
  • Consultant: Clue by Biowink

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/20/2023 | Last Modified On: 3/20/2023 | Expires: 3/20/2024