ECHO-Chicago: Risk-Based Approach to Women's Healthcare

October 14, 2015 to April 13, 2016
The establishment of the Public Health Service Task Force on Women’s Health in the early 1980s stimulated efforts to identify women’s health issues and raise awareness of the need for research on health issues disproportionately affecting women. While significant improvements have been made for women’s health, many disparities in women’s health remain. For example, although more men than women have heart attacks, more women than men die of heart disease. However, disparities are even greater, and a disproportionate burden of disease higher, among women who are racial or ethnic minorities or who are low-income. For example, Chicago health statistics indicate a shocking increase in disparities in breast cancer mortality between White women and Black women since the late 1990’s.
Improvements in care that resulted in decreasing mortality rates among White women have had less impact on the mortality rates of Black women. Many of these disparities can be reduced through high quality, risk-based preventive care delivered in the primary care setting. A risk-based approach to women’s healthcare focuses on assessing, and managing, the multiple and often complex risk factors faced by women in vulnerable populations. The goal of this series is to provide training and support to community provider in using a risk-based approach to breast, bone, heart, and gynecological health for high risk populations, with a focus on women in underserved communities.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes phyisicians specializing in internal medicine and family medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • State best practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk factors for breast, cervical, ovarian and other cancers, cancer recurrence;
  • Define PCP’s role in evaluating and managing chronic disease and health risks in women;
  • Apply guidelines to management and recommendations in chronic disease care, even for "average" risk women.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Dana Sohmer
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-2213
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 Participation
Event starts: 
10/14/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/13/2016 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
  Daniel Johnson, MD
  Director ECHO-Chicago
  Associate Chair for Clinical Services
  Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Comer Children's Hospital
  Susan Hong, MD, MPH
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago


Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 

For more information about ECHO, visit the program website below.



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