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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.

Community Engagement Toolkits


Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

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The 2017 AAMC Community Engagement Toolkit features presentations, discussion questions, and interviews with 17 urban dwelling Native Americans that academic health centers can use to engage their communities in dialogue about the perceived risks and benefits of participating in the NIH All of Us Research Program and other research efforts.  The All of Us Research Program was designed to deploy genetic, clinical, behavioral, and social data to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.

PMI video 2Native Health Part 2
We encourage you to share the toolkit materials with your colleagues to assist with developing concrete actions that an individual or an institution can take to engage diverse local communities, including Native populations, in discussions about and participation in research, generally and in genetic research, specifically. 

These videos do not address concerns from a tribal sovereignty perspective. Additional resources are available from the National Congress of American Indians.

Communities, Social Justice and Academic Medical Centers

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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 healthequityresearch@aamc.org.

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