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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.

Health Equity Resources (Funding, Conferences & Toolkits)

Find funding opportunities, upcoming conferences, meetings, and webinars, and community engagement toolkits, as well as community health needs assessments information and a compendium of articles.

Funding Opportunities

Every week, AAMC posts funding opportunities that will support health disparities and health equity research efforts. If you would like to add additional opportunities, email with the title of the funding opportunity and name of the funding organization.
Learn more about New Funding Opportunities >>

Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars

Conferences and meetings related to health equity research and policy are updated regularly. If you know of an upcoming event that is not listed here, please email with the relevant conference information/links so that it may be included.
Learn more about Upcoming Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars >>

Community Engagement Toolkits

  • 2017 Learn Serve Lead Session Toolkit: Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice Health and Academic Medicine

  • 2016 Learn Serve Lead Session Toolkit: Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

  • 2015 Learn Serve Lead Session Toolkit: Social Justice, Communities, and Academic Medical Centers

View the Toolkits >>

Community Health Needs Assessments

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 has provided a collection of tools and resources which will help our members improve and impact the health of the communities they serve.
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