The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) and CME Outfitters (CMEO), a KnowFully Learning Group division and a top accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME/CE), have joined forces to address health inequities, enhance health literacy, and amplify patient voices, particularly in underserved and marginalised communities. A coalition of 150,000 African-American and Latino churches called NBCI works to educate its members, congregations, churches, and the general public about vital aspects of wellbeing.
“Our common goals of enhancing healthcare via education make it an honour for us to work with the National Black Church Initiative to solve unmet medical needs in underprivileged and marginalised communities. Through this collaboration, physicians and patients across the country will get evidence-based solutions to address social determinants of health and health inequalities. We are on the verge of bringing about significant change in these historically underserved regions that will not only make life better but also longer “said Kashemi Rorie, PhD, CME Outfitters’ chief scientific officer. “Our partnership will educate not only the projected 27.7 million members of the African American and Latino communities, but also the NBCI’s 150,000 constituents and members, which include over 17,500 healthcare professionals.”
Since 2002, CME Outfitters has offered continuing education to both patients and healthcare professionals. While CMEO’s purpose has always been to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based education, they started working on addressing racial, ethnic, gender, and age diversity through the education they offer a number of years ago. The core of CMEO’s purpose-driven mission is an expansive national project that was started in 2021 to educate healthcare professionals about unconscious prejudice and inequities in care.