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Health Equity Toolkit

Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

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The 2017 AAMC Community Engagement Toolkit features presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and benefits of participating in the NIH All of Us Research Program and other research efforts.  The All of Us Research Program was designed to deploy genetic, clinical, behavioral, and social data to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.

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We encourage you to share the toolkit materials with your colleagues to assist with developing concrete actions that an individual or an institution can take to engage diverse local communities, including Native populations, in discussions about and participation in research, generally and in genetic research, specifically. 

These videos do not address concerns from a tribal sovereignty perspective. Additional resources are available from the National Congress of American Indians.

Communities, Social Justice and Academic Medical Centers

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Recent events in Baltimore and elsewhere have rekindled the ongoing national dialogue about social injustice.  Let’s continue the conversation we started at Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting and develop concrete actions that an individual, an institution, or the AAMC can take to address social determinants and health inequities.  We encourage you to use this toolkit to engage your institution and the communities it serves to explore how your clinical, research and education missions can improve community health and close health and health care gaps.


If you have any questions or want to share details about your institution’s experience with the toolkit, please email healthequityresearch@aamc.org.