Plenary 2: COVID 19's Impact on Clinical Preventive Services - Slides
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Video Transcription
This session will focus on trends in and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on preventive clinical
services, something as preventive medicine physicians and practitioners we care deeply about.
Specifically, our three speakers this morning will be discussing pediatric and adult immunizations, cardiometabolic screenings, and cancer screenings.
After our speakers, we will have about 15 minutes for questions, so please save questions until the end, and we'll engage in discussion about what you've heard.
So I'd like to introduce all of our speakers at this time, and this will be the order that they speak in.
So first, we have Dr. Ram Kapaka, who's the Associate Director for Adult Immunization in the CDC Immunization Services Division.
In this role, he leads CDC's domestic effort to facilitate and promote vaccination among
adults, including work to address the longstanding disparities in vaccine coverage among communities of color.
He began his career at CDC in 1998 as Director of the Virginia Division of Tuberculosis Control,
and subsequently served in both CDC headquarters and field-based positions, including an assignment
to the United Nations System Influenza Coordination Team, which was charged with preparing the
UN system for a global pandemic, and an extended assignment to the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.
Next we'll have Dr. Krause-Wood, who you heard from yesterday, but what you may not have heard about Dr. Krause-Wood is that she is a physician-scientist who engages in NIH-funded
clinical research and clinical trials focused on adherence to prescribed therapies, management
of hypertension and sex differences and health disparities research, engaging local, national, and international women and men with chronic metabolic, cardiometabolic diseases.
She is nationally and internationally recognized for her research in medication adherence to antihypertensive medications.
Video Summary
In this session, Dr. Ram Kapaka discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on preventive clinical services, with a focus on pediatric and adult immunizations, cardiometabolic screenings, and cancer screenings. He highlights the disparities in adult immunization rates and emphasizes the need for a comprehensive approach to address these disparities, including leveraging social media and working with community organizations. Dr. Kapaka underscores the importance of building a robust adult immunization infrastructure. Dr. Krauss-Wood discusses the impact of COVID-19 on cardiometabolic disease prevention and management services, emphasizing the vulnerabilities and disparities exacerbated by the pandemic, particularly among marginalized populations. She emphasizes the need to address social determinants of health, improve healthcare systems, and promote individual and community health resilience.

The video transcript focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiometabolic diseases and cancer screenings. It discusses the worsening glucose control and increased triglycerides in patients with type 2 diabetes, as well as the decline in hypertension management and negative changes in lifestyle behaviors. The presenter suggests strategies to address these barriers, such as extending medication refills, implementing telehealth, and promoting healthier lifestyles. The transcript also highlights the significant decrease in cancer screenings and the need for improved access to healthcare and targeted interventions to address disparities in screening rates. The financial burden of cancer treatment is also emphasized. Additionally, higher vaccine uptake rates among certain populations, such as Asian Americans, are mentioned, suggesting the influence of cultural and community factors on health behaviors. Overall, the presentation underscores the need for comprehensive strategies to address the impact of the pandemic on chronic diseases and cancer screenings.

Credits: Dr. Ram Kapaka, Dr. Krauss-Wood (mentioned in the session)
Asset Subtitle
Speaker audio with slides
COVID-19 pandemic
preventive clinical services
pediatric immunizations
adult immunizations
cardiometabolic screenings
cancer screenings
social determinants of health
healthcare systems
cancer treatment
chronic diseases

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