Educational Initiative Aims to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes in the Care of COVID-19 Patients

Educational Initiative Aims to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes in the Care of COVID-19 Patients
Contact: Matt Miller
Phone: 646-336-6495
Fax: 646-336-6497
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NEW YORK (6/24/2021) – DKBmed, LLC is working with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine to develop a series of eight monthly webcasts that help clinicians and nurse practitioners better treat patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The program, entitled COVID-19: Keeping Up with A Moving Target – Improving Health Equity, will be featured on DKBmed’s learning platform and will also be a part of the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education’s (NPACE) virtual meeting series.

The sudden emergence of COVID-19 has considerably strained health care systems globally and has led to nearly 600,000 deaths in the United States. Combatting the novel coronavirus represents a distinct challenge for clinicians, who must contend with emerging viral variants that render previously useful treatments ineffective. Shifting management strategies contribute to a difficult learning curve for care providers, who need continued education to stay updated on evolving best practices. In the last year, COVID-19’s dramatic spread has also unveiled substantial inequities in health care, with underserved populations bearing the brunt of the pandemic.

“Underserved populations are disproportionately represented in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, and they are suffering dramatically worse outcomes from COVID-19 infection” commented Dinora Chinchilla, MD, MBA at UCI Health and COVID-19: Keeping Up with A Moving Target – Improving Health Equity Faculty. “Earlier intervention and prompt aggressive treatment for vulnerable, at-risk patients in the outpatient setting could save lives and avoid crowding at hospitals nationwide.”

COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target – Improving Health Equity will address these critical gaps in care through a series of webcasts that will reach clinicians nationwide. Partnerships with the National Medical Association, the Convenient Care Association, and National Hispanic Medical Association will help ensure that these programs reach care providers most likely to treat patients in underprivileged communities. Each webcast will feature:

  • Expert faculty chosen for their COVID-19 expertise, teaching skills, and diversity
  • Updates on strategies for managing COVID-19 in both ambulatory and hospital settings
  • Discussion of how the social determinants of health affect COVID-19 outcomes
  • Extensive opportunities for learners to ask questions of the faculty
  • Enduring programs for each webcast


NPACE is a national nonprofit organization that provides quality, evidence-based educational programs to nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians. Their educational approach supports the advancement of the nurse practitioner role and promotes excellence in patient care. NPACE programs have always been and will always be created for nurse practitioners by nurse practitioners.

NPACE offers NPs a comfortable, seamless educational experience that fits their learning preferences and stays ahead of their career needs. They offer in-person conferences, online courses and hands-on skills training supported by technology, that focus on topics in primary care and pharmacotherapeutics.

NPACE believes that when NPs are empowered and supported, the entire healthcare system benefits and outcomes are optimized.

About the National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501(c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the National Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.

About the Convenient Care Association

Established in October 2006, the Convenient Care Association is a national trade association of companies and healthcare systems that supplies consumers with accessible, affordable, and high-quality healthcare in retail-based locations. Since the first Convenient Care clinics opened in 2000, the industry has grown dramatically. Today, there are over 3,300 CCCs across Canada, Mexico, and the United States and more than half of the U.S. population lives within a 10-minute drive of a CCC. To date, CCCs have provided more than 50 million patient visits and can be found in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia. For more information on the Convenient Care Association, visit their website at: .

About the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

Founded in 1979, the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) is a nationally accredited, independent provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals. PIM is a recognized leader in the field and specializes in joint providership, outcomes measurement, as well as grant solicitation and funding support. In addition to these services, PIM also offers an eLearning program with traffic guarantees available at To learn more about PIM, visit their website at:

About DKBmed

DKBmed is an integrated continuing medical education company operated by an experienced team of medical education experts. DKBmed provides health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified knowledge and practice gaps to improve patient health.

Working with accredited providers and other partners, DKBmed develops innovative educational programs and quality improvement (QI) initiatives, bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape. DKBmed has become a leader in QI in the independent medical education space with QI projects in Pain Management, HIV, Depression, Influenza, and Diabetic Eye Disease. DKBmed was also an early adopter of case scenarios with real patients and live actors, TED/DKBmed Talks, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, and smart phone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable health care professionals to learn and access educational programs in a manner that is most convenient and appropriate for them.

DKBmed’s programs are accessible through the company’s website ( They reach more than 150,000 health care professionals in primary care and in a variety of specialties and disease states including: HIV, COVID-19, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, influenza, dermatology, retinal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, asthma, multiple sclerosis, pain management, depression and viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) and oncology.