Skip to Content

Subscribe to the Health Equity Research Update

Receive updates about new resources, upcoming conferences, and funding announcements.

First Name:
Last Name:
Job Title:



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 Research and Resources

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.
Learn more >>

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  



Tools for Community Health Needs Assessments Webinar Feb 2015

Tools for Community Health Needs Assessments Webinar Feb 2015

This webinar presents tools that are available to help hospitals and their partners assess community health needs and plan activities to improve community health. Run time: 52:01

Health Equity Topics


The AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) brings together investigators, clinicians, and community partners so that they may learn, share, and improve upon the design, conduct, and implementation of research that aims to eliminate inequities 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
Director, Health Equity Research Workforce 

Funmi Makinde, MPH, CHES
Health Equity Research Analyst

Sarah Piepenbrink
Program Specialist