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AAMC Report Shows Decline of Black Males in Medicine

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

Despite efforts to increase diversity, the numbers of black men in medicine have been stagnant for nearly 40 years.

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Race and Bias from the Classroom to the Exam Room

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.

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Service-Learning Plays Vital Role in Understanding Social Determinants of Health

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.

Medical-Legal Partnerships Help Patients Address Barriers to Health

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.

Research Centers Investigate Root Causes of 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.

Community Health Needs Assessments Address Local Health Priority

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.

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Merging Social Determinants Data into EHRs to Improve Patient Outcomes

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.

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New Curricula Help Students Understand Health Needs of LGBT Patients

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.

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More Native American Doctors Needed to Reduce Health Disparities in Their Communities

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.

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Medical Schools Tackle Health Care Disparities Through Unique Partnerships, Research

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.

Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility

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.

Executive Order on Immigration Threatens Our Nation’s Health Security

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.

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Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine: Overcoming the Prejudices We Don’t Know We Have

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.

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Community Partnerships Key to Reducing Health Inequities

Published June 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Physicians and researchers tackle health inequities in Baltimore and Kentucky by working with community groups.

Academic Medicine and Social Justice

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.

A Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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Humility, Empathy Required to Create Inclusive Research Culture

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.

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Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Partner With Community to Move Toward Health Equity

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.

In Search of Community

Published Nov. 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, reflects on Learn Serve Lead in Seattle where the academic medicine community gathered to share insights and search for solutions to some of the nation’s most complex health.

Restoring Shine to the Rust Belt's Ailing Economies

Published Aug. 29, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are driving innovations that boost job growth and improve quality of life in areas of economic decline.

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