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AAMC AHEAD

AAMC AHEAD

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.



Learn about AAMC medical research initiatives and publications.

Health Equity Research and Policy

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Health Equity Programming at AAMC's 2017 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 learning more about the health of criminal justice involved populations, to partnering with rural and urban communities to create interventions in response to opioids, 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: aamc.org/learnservelead.

Community Health Needs Assessment Resources for Member Teaching Hospitals

Not-for-profit teaching hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. This collaborative process engages communities, public health experts, and clinical leaders to identify and intervene on the most important health needs in the local community.

The AAMC’s 2017 Health Equity Research Snapshot features seven videos of exemplary CHNA processes from across the country. A companion research brief  demonstrates how AAMC-member teaching hospitals are tackling social determinants of health like poverty, lack of transportation, and unemployment as part of their CHNA-related interventions.

These and other CHNA related resources can be accessed at www.aamc.org/chna

AAMC AHEAD Cycle 4: Health Equity Systems Cohort

On February 23rd the AAMC hosted its first live-streamed workshop of a multi-year series of meetings to map participating institutions’ community health-focused activities into coordinated systems, and subsequently evaluate impacts for patients, communities, learners and the institutions themselves.

The workshop included speakers from the VA, NIH, CMS, HRSA, and CDC among other national stakeholders. 

View the workshop presentations.
Download the site mapping tools.

Health Equity Topics


ROCChe

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.


Health Equity Systems Approach

The nation’s academic medical centers and their public health, community-based, and other partners are working to achieve health equity by improving population and community health and by making health care safer and more accessible, affordable, and equitable.


Contact Health Equity Research and Policy Staff

Philip M. Alberti, PhD
Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy
palberti@aamc.org

Karey M. Sutton, PhD
Lead Specialist, Health Equity Research and Policy
ksutton@aamc.org