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Bridging Treatment Gaps: The Imperative of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Eating and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment

A Part of SunCloud's CME/CEU Program of Events

Presented by special guest:
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS
Physician, International Speaker, & Consultant
May 17, 2024

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the systemic inequities and disparities in access to diagnosis and care for eating disorders and substance use disorders among BIPOC individuals, as highlighted by statistical data presented in the presentation.
  • Analyze the impact of harmful stereotypes and lower quality care on marginalized communities’ ability to receive adequate diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders and substance use disorders, as discussed in the presentation.
  • Evaluate the significance of advocating for antiracist frameworks and transformative DEI initiatives in addressing treatment disparities and promoting equitable outcomes for individuals with eating disorders and substance use disorders, based on the insights provided in the presentation.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH is an internationally known author, speaker, expert, and pioneer in intergenerational trauma’s effect on one’s body, brain, and beliefs. Ross teaches millions of people about eating disorder treatment and substance use disorder at Psychology Today. Her previous speaking engagements include prestigious leadership bodies such as TedXPleasantGrove, the US Air Force Academy, International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Conference, US Journal Conference, American Medical Women’s Association Conference, National Association of Treatment Providers, American Society of Addiction Medicine and more. She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook. Make peace with food and body and heal from trauma, and substance use disorders at Dr. Ross’s online coaching website, The Anchor Program™.


Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC 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. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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