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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.

Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity

Year 2 Tools and Resources

The tools and resources below will guide your team through the evaluation and implementation phase of the Health Equity Systems project.

Community Engagement

View a webinar led by Dr. Kien Lee of Community Science exploring community engagement principles.

Year 1 Tools and Resources

The tools below will help your team to define your work for the years to come.

The Visioning Exercise will guide you to establish a shared vision of the future you want to create.

The Health Equity Inventory will allow you to collect information on your current community health focused programs across the mission areas and to identify areas of redundancy and opportunities to increase efficiency and impact.

Site Team Mapping Materials

Community Asset Mapping Materials

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
Director, Health Equity Research Workforce