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Psychoeducational Disparities: Minding the Gaps


By Cody A. Hostutler, PhD , Pediatric Primary Care Psychologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Recognize the common psychoeducational disparities present in pediatric patients. 2. Explain common myths about disparities and evidence-based reasons for their existence. 3. Identify strategies to advocate for the reduction of psychoeducational disparities.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Improved methods of identifying and treating pediatric patients with psychoeducational disparities.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Hostutler has indicated that he has no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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