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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.

Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity

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. Ten interprofessional academic medical center teams have committed to convene over a three-year period to accomplish the following:

  • Comprehensively account for all community-relevant activities at their institution; create a 'systems map'
  • Identify element(s) of systems to implement; identify stakeholders and develop metrics that matter to them
  • Build evidence of impact; develop and execute a dissemination strategy

New Resource! AAMC Health Equity Systems Year 2 Progress Reports

PowerPoint slide image On the afternoons of July 12 and 13, teams from 10 academic health centers from across the country presented recent activities, successes, and challenges experienced in their work to coordinate community health activities across their institutions, strengthen partnerships throughout their communities, and address local health inequities.

Session 1 Presentations | Session 2 Presentations

March 2018 In-Person Meeting

This working meeting provided expert guidance on questions like:

  • How can academic health centers ensure evaluation strategies authentically reflect and engage their community?
  • How can academic health centers effectively incorporate a systems perspective into an evaluation plan?
  • How can issues of power and privilege be acknowledged and addressed when developing implementation and evaluation plans?
  • How can academic health centers overcome implementation challenges related to data, governance, and sustainability?

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Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS22520-01A1 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government; additional support for this conference was provided by Cooperative Agreement Number 1 NU36OE000007-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Year 2 | Logic Models and Metrics

On March 8, 2018, teams from 10 academic health centers from across the country gathered to continue their efforts to build a systems approach to community health and health equity. In the 18 months prior, the teams identified and mapped their cross-mission community health work, and identified changes they could make to create a more efficient, engaged, and impactful system.


Tools and Resources

Year 1 | Delineation and Mapping

On February 23, 2017 the AAMC hosted its first live-streamed workshop of a multi-year series of meetings to map participating institutions’ community health-focused activities into coordinated systems, and subsequently evaluate impacts for patients, communities, learners and the institutions themselves. The workshop included speakers from the VA, NIH, CMS, HRSA, and CDC among other national stakeholders.


In-Person Meeting

Progress Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS22520-01A1 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government; additional support for this conference was provided by Cooperative Agreement Number 1 NU36OE000007-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Equity Systems Year 2 Progress Reports- Session 1

Building A Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity for Academic Medical Centers

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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University of Florida | Food Insecurity
University of Mississippi Medical Center | Contact-sport Concussion Prevention
MedStar Health | Health-harming Legal Needs
University of Rochester Medical Center | Unplanned Pregnancy
Virginia Commonwealth University | Opiate Overdose Reduction

Health Equity Systems Year 2 Progress Reports -- Session 2


Friday, July 13, 2018
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Western Michigan University | Prenatal Care
Eastern Virginia Medical School | Smoking Cessation
Florida International University | Chronic Disease
Baylor College of Medicine | Diabetes and Co-Morbidity Factors for Adult Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Coordinated Institutional Health Equity System

Welcome and Program and Workshop

Dr. Philip Alberti, Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, describes AAMC’s health equity initiatives and provides an overview of the activities and milestones for the 3 year AHRQ sponsored Health Equity Systems workshop series.

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
Director, Health Equity Research Workforce
ksutton@aamc.org