Follow the Money! Understanding the Structural Incentives for Inequity in Health Care and Beyond


Event Description


The May 9th event featured speakers who are dismantling inequity within and beyond health care. Expert speakers challenged our audience to participate in the reimagination of a health care system that centers community and healing over profiteering. Our speakers discussed how profit in health care incentivizes inequity by perpetuating and exacerbating segregated systems of care, which serves to maintain class inequality. They also highlighted strategies for disrupting our existing systems to catalyze change within and beyond single institutions; and explored how the process of undoing structural incentives for inequity creates opportunities for collective liberation and healing.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available at no cost to attendees. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *


Featured Speaker



Additional Speakers



Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois School of Public Health

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Noam N. Levey

Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News
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Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH

Vice President, Equitable Health Systems and Innovation, AMA Center for Health Equity

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Introductory Speakers

 Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Director for Social Justice Education and Implementation, AMA
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
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Founding Collaborators


The four Founding Collaborators designed and supported the development of the National Health Equity Grand Rounds series.

american medical association
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Amplification Collaborators


We are grateful for the support of our Amplification Collaborators, each of whom is working to advance health equity in their communities. Amplification Collaborators provide event promotion and outreach through their channels.

The Hastings Center
The Joint Commission

*Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The AMA designates this other (live and on-demand) activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.