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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
New Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit
The AAMC has launched a new Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit highlighting four research projects at UC Davis School of Medicine, including the Solano County Behavioral Health Innovation Plan, the Latino Aging Research Resource Center, the Mothers’ Wisdom project to increase breast cancer screening among American Indian women, and an initiative with the Asian American Center on Disparities Research. Virtual Site Visits feature videos, articles, presentations, and other resources that reflect the cutting edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base of solutions to health and health care disparities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its commitment to increasing the capacity of medical schools and teaching hospitals to create solutions to health inequity and health care gaps, the AAMC has created a health equity collection on MedEdPORTAL. This collection features videos, webinars, presentations, articles, and other health equity resources, and is the online destination for identifying, developing, and sharing resources for medical students, resident trainees, and faculty on health equity-related topics. The AAMC seeks submissions of best practices and continuing education focused on the competencies and skills needed to provide comprehensive care for underserved populations. Click here to learn more or to submit resources to the collection.
On June 18th, the Research on Care Community, Health Equity (ROCChe) subgroup held a virtual meeting to learn about and discuss recent IOM and ONC recommendations to include social, behavioral and psychological (SBP) data in EHRs. Click here , to read a brief report summarizing the presentations from the meeting.
To join ROCChe, email email@example.com with your name and contact information. ROCChe members receive our monthly Health Equity Research Update and bi-weekly health equity research bibliography.
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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