All Roads Lead To Change

All Roads Lead To Change

Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community

Program provided by MSAA and its educational partners

Web Enduring Activity

You Are Invited to an Enduring CME/CNE/CPE/ACE CE/CCMC Web Activity:

All Roads Lead to Change: Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community.

Jointly provided by

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine     Multiple Sclerosis Association of America      Impact Education, LLC

This program is supported by independent educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Genzyme.

All Roads Lead to Change: Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community Web Activity


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Release Date: May 31, 2021

Expiration Date: November 30, 2022

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

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 Expert Faculty Presenters:


Annette Howard, MD
Medical Director
Multiple Sclerosis Institute of Texas

Evelyn A. Hunter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Auburn University

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD
President & CEO
National Minority Quality Forum

Jacqueline Faulkner Rosenthal, MD
Clinical Neurologist
Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center, Atlanta 

Richard Street Headshot

Richard L. Street, Jr., PhD
Texas A & M University

Yolanda Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN
Assistant Professor, UAB School of Nursing
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, UAB Center of Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease


Target Audience

This initiative is intended for neurologists, MS subspecialists, primary care clinicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, ER providers, social workers, case managers, other health care professionals involved in treatment and management of black patients with MS.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Incidence rates of MS have been found to be higher in both black males and black females versus white males and white females. Disease progression is also significantly faster in black MS patients in both brain and retinal measures. Furthermore, African Americans are dying from MS at an earlier age, which suggests that MS burden weighs disproportionately across race demographics.

These observations suggest a need to identify and address barriers to appropriate MS care experienced by African American patients. Efforts to lower and overcome these and other barriers require recognition of the gaps in care as well as behavioral changes within the MS treater community to minimize initial treatment delays and attenuate disease progression.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  • Identify the impact of MS in African American patients and the barriers to appropriate MS care.
  • Apply strategies to minimize diagnostic and treatment delays in African American patients with MS.
  • Deploy a roadmap for navigating MS care for African American patients.

Accreditation Information

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and Impact Education, LLC.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Credit Designation:

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.                                                 

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: JA4008162-9999-21-2777-H04-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Continuing Social Work Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 cultural competency continuing education credits.

Case Manager Continuing Education

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s).

Activity code: I00046439 Approval Number: 210001807

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Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies.  All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control educational content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

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Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

If you have any questions, please call (215) 619-8812 or email