Video Course: Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color with Wellness Approaches

Dr. Nicola Finley

Learn about the impact of health disparities in communities of color. This presentation highlights the factors that contribute to health inequalities for Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities and explores the role the wellness industry can play to help address these inequalities. Topics include health disparities, social determinants of health, the Hispanic paradox, implicit bias, equity vs. equality, complementary and alternative medicine, and wellness solutions. This course was featured during the 2020 ABMP CE Summit.


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Dr. Nicola Finley

Nicola Finley, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an adjunct faculty member at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Finley is an alumnus of Brown University, the George Washington University School of Medicine, and the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine program at the University of Arizona. She practices integrative medicine at Canyon Ranch (a destination spa resort) with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. Prior to Canyon Ranch, she cared for Tucson’s underserved communities at El Rio Community Health Center and St. Mary’s Hospital for 10 years. Her clinical practice includes an integrative approach to well-being and preventing chronic diseases. She is excited to be part of a movement to transform and shape how health and wellness are defined. She embraces a broad concept of integrative medicine to include not just physical health but also emotional, sleep, spiritual, and social wellness. As a physician, she partners with patients on their health and wellness journey combining evidence-based medicine and the art of medicine. Learn more at

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