Health disparities and the vitamin d connection: Local and global health consequences
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe how to determine and treat vitamin D deficiency. Describe the role of vitamin D for reducing risk of chronic illnesses in underserved communities. Describe how vitamin D deficiency is associated with health disparities related to cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases and type 2 diabetes. Describe various factors that influence the vitamin D status in underserved communities.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been conducting basic and clinical research in the field of vitamin D for more than 30 years. Azzie Young is the President & CEO of a community health center in an underserved community.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.