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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.

Learn about AAMC medical research initiatives and publications.

Community Health Needs Assessments

Community Health Needs Assessment Snapshot

snapshot thumbnailThe 2017 Health Equity Research Snapshot highlights innovative and effective community health needs assessments that have successfully improved the health of local residents and communities served by AAMC-member hospitals and health systems.
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Research Brief: Teaching Hospitals' Commitment to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

SDOH thumbnailResearch brief which demonstrates how AAMC member hospitals and health systems are addressing the SDOH such as health like poverty, lack of transportation, and unemployment through their CHNA and IS work, the AAMC analyzed CHNA and IS documents from 2013 to 2017.  The documents represent 97 hospitals in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more  



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.

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

Karey M. Sutton, PhD
Lead Specialist, Health Equity Research and Policy