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Master Class on Dyslipidemia

Enhancing clinician communication with minority patients.

Through a series of focus groups, we had the opportunity to speak with Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American patients about their experiences being diagnosed with and living with high cholesterol and/or triglycerides. Patients told us about where they seek out medical information, how they prioritize their lipid health, types of treatments and interventions they have tried or are willing to try, and much more. 

We paired these learnings with the Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, and an evidence-based communication framework to produce the Master Class on Dyslipidemia. This unique perspective insighted many thought-provoking conversations about assumptions we had been making, and different ways to think about lifestyle modifications and medication adherence.

The Master Class was delivered at 8 national conferences, and is now offered as an asynchronous virtual program. Feedback from attendees included praise for including patient quotes and recurrent themes, as well as recommendations for quick in-office conversations with patients. The model was so successful we intend to use it for other disease states.

Download the Master Class Toolkit PDF
Watch the Master Class video on Vimeo

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