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Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
While some researchers continue to document racial disparities in health and disease burden, others are digging even deeper to better understand how race—and by extension, racism and bias—manifests as a social determinant of health in clinical settings.
Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Service-learning programs in underserved communities are helping medical students gain practical experience and broaden their knowledge base, while reinforcing classroom and clinical training.
Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Medical-legal partnerships are addressing social and economic health disparities. The AAMC’s Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative is evaluating the impact of these partnerships on health and health inequities.
Published Sept. 13, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
To address biological, social, behavioral, and environmental factors that cause health disparities, university research centers are developing intervention strategies.
Published Sept. 7, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
More hospitals are conducting community health needs assessment and using the results to engage community stakeholders, define priority health issues, and develop initiatives that address local health needs.
Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
Given the growing body of evidence about the social determinants of health, there has been a push to enter social data into electronic health record systems.
Published Jan. 30, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Several medical schools and teaching hospitals have reached out to help refugees who arrived with health needs but limited options for care.
Published Sept. 8, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Several medical schools are dedicating instruction time to helping students understand the health disparities the LGBT community faces.
Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.
Published Nov. 14, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Data shows that in order to combat health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native populations, more physicians, especially physicians from those communities, are needed.
Published Feb. 6, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Teaching hospitals are engaging with at-risk communities to overcome barriers at the root of health care disparities that extend beyond not having insurance.
Published March 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
By pushing medical students outside their comfort zones, global health opportunities can ultimately help them promote health equity and be better advocates for their patients.
Published Feb. 10, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Raising barriers that keep out physicians, scientists, and researchers from other countries would compromise health care in our nation.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals are examining how unconscious bias affects academic medicine and looking at ways to mitigate the impact.
Published June 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Physicians and researchers tackle health inequities in Baltimore and Kentucky by working with community groups.
Published Sept. 7, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Community healers and leaders must address issues related to inequality, social exclusion, racism, and bias that all too often are linked to societal violence.
Published July 24, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Leaders from across academic medicine gathered in June for a spirited discussion about the barriers to diversity and inclusion at our institutions and achieving health equity in our communities.
Published July 24, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
An understanding of cultural nuances can increase minority participation in clinical research, Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, and Victoria Villalta-Gil, PhD, write in an opinion piece.
Published April 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
The AAMC is helping improve health equity by creating systems that weave together institutional community health initiatives in partnership with local organizations.