The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities

The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities

The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities

The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities

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This course discusses health disparities and discrimination within the American healthcare system. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be examined and its application to the law within healthcare settings will be understood. The role of physicians and the HHS Office for Civil Rights in combating discrimination will be discussed, and the goal of the course is to increase sensitivity and commitment to protecting the civil rights of patients, regardless of their race, color, or national origin.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-09-09Updated 2020-09-09

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the relevance of civil rights law to healthcare practice.
  • Describe the current extent of health disparities.
  • Identify and address potential discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Apply the law to a hypothetical healthcare scenario.
  • Understand how the HHS Office for Civil Rights enforces Title VI through investigations technical assistance to healthcare providers and entities.

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