Health Factors Affecting Women of Color for Social Workers

$12.50 | CE Hours:2.50 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 12/29/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CE Course Description

This CE course examines the health care systems, the major diseases, and the barriers to accessing health care for women of American Indians / Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and Latinos, Blacks / African Americans, and Asian Americans.

Author:  Leigh, W., Li, Y., and McKinley, S.  Women of Color Health Data Book.  Fourth Edition.  (2014, October).  NIH Publication No. 14-4247.  Office of Research on Women's Health, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Appraise the reason for urban American Indian women having both greater difficulties in obtaining access to prenatal care and less likelihood of getting such care than women of other racial / ethnic groups.

2.  Name three factors associated with the greater incidence of low-weight infants born to black women.

3.  Explain why the prevalence of hypertension among blacks varies.

4.  Conclude what the high rate of Hmong women declining treatment is attributed to.

5.  Identify what inhibits the use of preventive health services for cancer and other conditions among American Samoans.

6.  Describe the reason for the high prevalence of obesity and related health problems and mortality among American Indians / Alaska Natives.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Ethnic and Racial Heritage

2.  American Indians and Alaska Natives

3.  Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

a.  Health Care Systems

b.  Native Hawaiians

c.  Other Pacific Islanders

4.  Hispanics or Latinos

5.  Blacks or African Americans

6.  Asian Americans

a.  Major Subpopulations

b.  Factors Affecting Health



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 - 01/03/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 'Cultural Competence' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2017-12-28

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