Overview of the US Healthcare System

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This module will provide students with an overview of the U.S. Healthcare system.

Lesson 1: Core Functions and Essential Public Health Services
Lesson 2: Morbidity and mortality in the U.S.
Lesson 3: Health disparities and Health equity in the U.S.
Lesson 4: Information technology and health in the U.S.
Lesson 5: Overview of the delivery of health services and payment

This courses is part of the Rural Health Training Series.

  1. Principal faculty and their credentials; Manik Ahuja, PhD, MA
  2. Medium or combination of media used: Video
  3. Method of physician participation in the learning process: N/A
  4. Estimated time to complete the educational activity (same as number of designated credit hours): 2.0 credits
  5. Dates of original release and most recent review or update: August 24, 2022
  6. Termination date (date after which enduring material is no longer certified for credit): June 2, 2025

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this online activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Continuing Education for Health Professionals(CEHP) holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest.  It is the policy of the CEHP that each presenter and planning committee member of any CME activity must disclose any financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with corporate organizations whose products or services are being discussed in a presentation. All commercial support of an educational activity must also be disclosed to the conference attendees.

This training modules was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $40,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Up to 2.00 (2.00CH) continuing nursing education hours have been approved for this session of the program. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

East Tennessee State University Continuing Medical Education adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest.  The OCME requires each presenter and planning committee member to disclose all financial affiliations with commercial interests.  

A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.  The following individuals have provided disclosure of potential conflicts of interest as noted:

Manik Ahuja, PhD, MA – nothing to disclose