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AAMC Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) Award

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The AAMC Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) Award provides funding to AAMC-member institutions to develop or enhance a learning opportunity that seeks to improve community health and eliminate health disparities while applying population health leadership principles and promoting collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Projects must target medical students or residents, or both. We also encourage the inclusion of interprofessional learners.

2019-2020 Awardees

Institution Project Description
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California The Trojan Trainer patient navigator program invites medical and physician assistant students to collaborate with KSOM Street Medicine, USC health system leadership, and community partners to address medical and psychosocial needs by bringing care directly to patients experiencing homelessness.
Northwell Health The Engaging in Health Advocacy through Neighborhood Collaboratives and Education (ENHANCE) community health track provides internal medicine, pediatric, and family medicine residents and nurse practitioner students the opportunity to develop interprofessional community-based projects that assess the impact of the social determinants of health on primary care outcomes.
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine The Working with Interpreters as a Team in Healthcare (WITH Care) simulation curriculum seeks to develop collaboration skills between providers and medical interpreters to enhance population health leadership skills while improving patient experiences and outcomes in an immigrant-refugee outpatient clinic setting.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville ROOT CAUSE: Advancing Community Health and Active Citizenship is a monthly health and public services fair that aims to address the root causes of disease by increasing access to healthcare and promoting healthy lifestyle choices while simultaneously affecting students’ and residents’ perceptions on diversity and inclusivity, empathy, and burnout.
Weill Cornell Medicine The Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Qlinic is a student-run clinic that seeks to train medical students and residents to address the existing mental health disparities seen in LGBTQ+ populations and improve the LGBTQ+ community’s access to culturally competent and financially accessible mental healthcare.

Contact

Please address all questions to CDC@aamc.org.

The AAMC NEXT Award is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5 NU36OE00007-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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