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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.

Research on Care Community Health Equity (ROCChe) Subgroup

About ROCChe

ROCChe is a forum for investigators and clinicians 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.  Areas of focus:

  • Approaches to jump start or enhance healthcare equity research in clinical environments.
  • Ways to connect health equity research to other existing health system efforts.
  • Strategies to increase resident/fellow education and engagement in clinical initiatives and research that address health care disparities. 

To join ROCChe, email healthequityresearch@aamc.org with your name and contact information. ROCChe members receive our monthly Health Equity Research Update and bi-weekly health equity research bibliography.

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.

AAMC-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Webinar

On February 29th, the AAMC’s Research on Care Community, Health Equity subgroup (ROCChe) hosted a webinar led by David M. Krol MD, MPH, FAAP of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Dr. Krol discussed four new change leadership programs designed by RWJF to build a culture of health and promote health equity by addressing disparities and combating the effects of racism and poverty. The webinar also explored the unique design of each of the four programs, including the intended audiences and funding opportunities available.  Below are the Dr. Krol’s PowerPoint slides  and the recording of the webinar.

AAMC ROCC Health Equity Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Moving Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Upstream

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.

The PowerPoint presentations and videos from the meeting can be found below.

AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy Overview, Philip M. Alberti, PhD

IOM Reports on Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in EHRs; Implementation and Research Considerations, Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN

Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Social, Behavioral, and Psychological data, Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD

Community Health Improvement Impact of SBP Data Collection at 2 AAMC-Member Institutions, Lessons Learned, Earle Chambers, PhD, MPH and Samantha Morton, JD

ROCChe Member Interview Summary and Action Planning Report

Read a recent report, ROCChe Member Interview Summary and Action Planning Report  for an overview of ROCChe member activity, institutional support received to facilitate health equity research work, any barriers encountered, and the next steps for the ROCChe subgroup.

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