The AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV) highlights outstanding health equity research portfolios at AAMC-member institutions.
Each VSV presents videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources from a single institution that reflect the cutting edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base for solutions to health and health care gaps.
For more information, or to feature your institution in a Health Equity Research VSV, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duke Health seeks to advance understanding and create new paradigms for health equity interventions and new strategies for bridging cultural differences through cutting-edge research, deep commitment to community engagement, exemplary education and training, and forward-looking policy development through partnerships with underserved populations. In addition, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities. Broadly, Duke Health seeks to transform health care, teaching, and research to benefit society, through the five values of excellence, safety, integrity, diversity, and teamwork.
NYU School of Medicine
The Department of Population Health (DPH) at the NYU School of Medicine is home to extramurally funded research and innovation in research methods that accelerate improvements in population health. The mission of DPH is to advance the health of populations by discovering new knowledge that informs policy and practice, educating tomorrow’s leaders, and serving local, national, and global communities.
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is dedicated to improving health equity through education and research. Major programs address inequities in rural areas and among Native American populations where shortages in the healthcare workforce are a significant cause of disparities in care. Health equity education is embedded in the medical school curriculum, with hands-on experiences that inspire students to care for rural and Native American populations.
University of California Davis School of Medicine
University of California (UC) Davis School of Medicine, together with the UC Davis Health System, is known for cutting-edge research, innovative education, community engagement, and patient-centered care. The health system provides healthcare services to some of the most diverse, metropolitan and rural communities in Northern and Central California, and is committed to reducing and eliminating health inequities in the 33 counties it serves. UC Davis prepares physicians and other healthcare providers to improve lives and transform the health of the communities in which they will serve by incorporating culturally and linguistically appropriate care in all aspects of the clinical and academic environment.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)
UMMS, together with UMass Memorial Health Care, seeks to advance the well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery. UMMS emphasizes eliminating health disparities through service, research, and preparing its students to care for populations whose needs are currently not being met.