Health Care in Appalachia
NOTE: Presentation slides with references and resources can be downloaded from the pdf files at the bottom of the page.
This thirty minute, online CME course will provide an overview of healthcare in Appalachia including chronic disease mortality, mental health and depression, and access to care.
To provide an Accredited CME program for health care providers on the current status of health care in Appalachia.
Participants will need to complete the post-test (70% pass rate) and program evaluation to receive CME credit. Once the requirements are successfully completed, a certificate can be downloaded. The program can be completed at participant's convenience.
A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities (post-test and evaluation) for health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.
AOA Category 1-B CME for this activity will automatically be submitted.
Course Format and Fees
This educational activity is presented in an online, recorded presentation and powerpoint slide format and includes:
2. Video (31 minutes)
4. Course evaluation
Physicians - $20
PAs and NPs - $15 (applied at the cart level)
LMU clinical faculty, alumni, and preceptors - $10 (applied at the cart level)
Residents - $5 (applied at the cart level)
Review Date: September 12, 2018
Original Release Date: October 4, 2018
Termination Date: October 4, 2019
Course Prerequisites No course prerequisites
Estimated Time to Complete: 30 minutes (can be completed at your convenience)
Health Care providers who are interested in the current status of health care in Appalachia.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the mortality rates of heart disease, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Appalachian region vs. the United States.
- Discuss how Appalachian mental health status compares to the United States.
- Discuss how poverty levels and the economy in Appalachia can impact access to health care services.
Anya Cope, DO
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)
Dr. Cope has no relevant financial conflicts of interest or disclosures.
Anthony Littrell, MD, MPH, FACPM
LTC U.S. Army Medical Corp (Retired)
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicien (LMU-DCOM)
Dr. Littrell has no relevant financial conflicts of interest or disclosures.
The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.
The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) designates this program for a maximum of .50 AOA Category 1-B credit and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities for non-physicians and other health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credits.
Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
- 0.50 AOA CME Credit
- 0.50 Attendance
To complete this activity, users will need:
• A device with an Internet connection
• One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
• Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
• Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing