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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
A new AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV) highlights Duke Health and the institution’s approach to health equity, including the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. The center was established to address and improve health equity through clinical service, research, education, and community engagement. Developed in 2014 to highlight the outstanding portfolio of health-equity research at AAMC-member institutions, each VSV incorporates videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources that reflect the innovative research, curricula, and care delivery at the featured institution. To inquire about being included in a future VSV, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toolkit: Communities, Social Justice and Academic Medical Centers
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 email@example.com.
Throughout 2015, the AAMC Reporter published an article series highlighting efforts by the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals to narrow health inequities and address social factors that impact community health. The series includes a set of commentaries by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC President and CEO, and one by Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, Baltimore City Health Commissioner and Katherine E. Warren, Special Assistant to the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, which further explore this important issue. Please click here read the articles.
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