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The AAMC Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative seeks to identify, evaluate, and disseminate effective and replicable AAMC-member institution practices that improve community health and reduce health inequities.

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Health Equity Research and Policy

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New RFA: Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity

The nation’s academic medical centers and their public health and community partners are working to improve community health, population health, and health equity to make health care safer and more accessible, affordable, and equitable. To ensure these community- and patient-health promoting actions are coordinated and effective, the AAMC is seeking applications from its member institutions to participate in a series of workshops focused on building a systems approach to community health and health equity. A webinar held on September 29 provided more information about the application process.

AAMC Webinar Highlights Efforts to Diversify Biomedical Research Workforce

The AAMC’s Research on Care Community Health Equity hosted a webinar highlighting efforts by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase diversity among the biomedical research workforce. Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Keith Norris, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, will discuss the work of the BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative and the National Research Mentoring Network. Medical students, faculty, and researchers participated and learned about becoming involved in these efforts as mentors or mentees. Click to view slides  or watch the webinar recording.

Health Equity Programming at AAMC’s 2016 Learn Serve Lead Meeting 

This year, Learn Serve Lead will feature nearly two dozen sessions of interest to health equity and community health scholars and practitioners.  From the involvement of Native Americans in the Precision Medicine Initiative, to deploying Telehealth to meet the needs of underserved populations, attendees from across the country will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation vital to our field, our teams, and the patients and communities we serve.

For a complete list of health equity-related programming, click here .

To register for Learn Serve Lead and to view a full agenda, visit:  Learn Serve Lead 2016:  The AAMC Annual Meeting

Toolkit: 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

Health Equity Topics


ROCChe is a forum for investigators, clinicians, and their partners to collaborate, share, learn and improve upon the design, conduct and implementation of research that aims to close or minimize disparities in health and health care.

New Health Equity Research Literature

Regularly updated health equity research literature.

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