Webinar: Broaden Your Wellness Impact: Create Interprofessional Partnerships Across the Health Care Spectrum

February 27, 2023

Increases in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes diagnoses in underserved populations have been staggering. According to the CDC, among Indigenous Americans, rates of diabetes are two to five times higher than those of whites, and Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans are twice as likely to develop the disease than non-Hispanic whites of similar age. The CDC also says that African American adults, on average, are 1.7 times more likely to develop diabetes than whites, while most children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes are people of color.1 

Join Janelle Eligon-Ketchum, RDN, CDCES, LDN, and Ayanna S. Kersey-McMullen, DO, MSPH, FAAPMR, FAOPMR, DipABLM, on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, for an interprofessional webinar that will teach you how to make an impact in these communities by partnering with fellow health care practitioners. Engage with this dynamic duo as they discuss how clinicians can refocus their understanding and servicing of BIPOC populations and steer patients towards wellness. Through an interactive case study and peer-to-peer discussion, you will leave this webinar with tips and techniques that will help you to successfully partner with team members across the health care profession.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report website. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html. Accessed January 2023.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, health care professionals and clinicians should be able to:

  1. Collaborate with their health care peers in community settings.
  2. Create relationships with health care organizations to address chronic illnesses in targeted populations.
  3. Strategize ways to service the needs of marginalized communities in an impactful way, including identifying resources that address food insecurity and organizations that teach gardening for wellness in urban areas.

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  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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02/27/2023 - 2:00pm EST
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02/27/2023 - 3:30pm EST
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Janelle Eligon-Ketchum, RDN, CDCES, LDN, has over 20 years of experience in the nutrition and diabetes education field. She is the CEO and founder of Nutrition Unlimited which was founded and specializes in providing personalized medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education that is culturally focused. Janelle specializes in diabetes education and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and has a certificate in Adult Weight Management from the Commission of Dietetic Registration. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Delaware. Janelle has been a diabetes expert guest on the Philadelphia area’s lifestyle and entertainment show, “10! Show,” and has been a corporate nutrition presenter at Independence Blue Cross, Horizon House, SEPTA, and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and has presented at the Diversify Dietetics Annual Summit. Janelle was also featured as one of Today's Dietitian Magazine’s 2021TD10, the magazine’s annual showcase of 10 RDs who are making a difference. 

Janelle is passionate about improving health equity and preventing food insecurity in underserved populations. She volunteers at local food forests/organizations fighting food insecurity and serves as an internship preceptor for high school and university students.

Ayanna S. Kersey-McMullen, DO, MSPH, FAAPMR, FAOPMR, DipABLM, is a physician leader with experience and expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation (most notably stroke rehabilitation, non-traumatic brain injury, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation), osteopathic manipulative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. Combined with previous experience in healthcare research and health care information technology, Dr. Kersey-McMullen possesses purpose-driven leadership, communication, project management, and process improvement skills. Her passions in the health care arena are related to stroke and cardiovascular risk reduction and prevention, lifestyle medicine, mindfulness, compassionate doctoring, and fostering empathy- and purpose-driven health care environments. In the wider community, Dr. Kersey-McMullen is most passionate about inspiring a "total wellness" approach to health and promoting a sense of purpose and value in young people. She has been a featured contributor for Men's Magazine, Happify.com, and Lehigh County Health and Medicine Magazine.


The planners and faculty for this educational event have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU). 

Great Valley Publishing designates this live material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity will also award 1.5 CDR CPEU credit for dietetics. Completion of this RD/DTR profession specific or IPCE activity awards CPUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU).

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60-minute hour = 1 CPEU). 

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner's discretion.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 IPCE credits for learning and change.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


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