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2014 AAMC Health Equity Research Snapshot

The AAMC is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 AAMC Health Equity Research Snapshot. The 2014 AAMC Health Equity Research Snapshot is a collection of videos highlighting seven new research projects underway at AAMC-member institutions which are focused on identifying solutions to systematic and avoidable inequities in health and health care. These efforts demonstrate how research at every stage—from basic discovery to community-based participatory research—can contribute to closing or narrowing gaps in heath and health care.

AAMC Webinar: The MGH Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare Quality, and the Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance Community Review Board

On February 19, two AAMC Learning Health System Challenge winners presented their award-winning work.  Dr. Joe Betancourt from Massachusetts General Hospital discussed how analyzing quality improvement data by race/ethnicity informs interventions and minimizes inequities in care.  Dr. Consuelo Wilkins and Yvonne Joosten presented the Vanderbilt-Meharry community review board and the benefits it confers to communities, academic institutions, and the research process.

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Strengthening Research Capacity Through Community Engagement and the MGH Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare

(60 minutes) Learning Health System Challenge & Planning Award winners Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H. and Consuelo H. Wilkins, M.D. discuss Massachusetts General Hospital’s Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare Quality (AREHQ) and the creation of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Community Review Board.

Download the MGH presentation. Download the Research Capacity presentation.


Challenge Award Winners

AAMC has selected the Learning Health System Challenge and Planning Awards winners that recognize programs within the AAMC membership that are building key aspects of learning health systems. Here, the awardees and their project descriptions are listed.

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Learning Lab on Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions

Diversity Policy and Programs has partnered with Cook Ross, an exceptional diversity and inclusion consultancy with an expertise in training and facilitation, to adapt a seminar on unconscious bias for health professions audiences.

Contact Health Equity Research and Policy Staff

Philip M. Alberti, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy

Karey M. Sutton, Ph.D.
Lead Specialist, Health Equity Research and Policy 

Melanie Meek
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Scientific Affairs