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City Lights and Country Nights: The Built Environment's Role in Access to Laboratory Services and Health Outcomes

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded6/29/2022)
Presented by Kyle Riding, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

There is a consistent difference in health outcomes between patients living in rural versus urban settings. One cause is differences in access to laboratory services. This session will explore those differences and empower laboratory professionals to advocate for equity in access to our vital services.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences in access to health services - including laboratory diagnostics - between rural and urban communities.
  • Relate a community's access to medical laboratory diagnostics to its health outcomes
  • Identify the role of the medical laboratory professional in shaping healthy communities

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of GEN (General) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings