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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

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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Refugee Health Clinics Help New Arrivals, Provide Training Ground for Students and Residents

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.

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Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

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.

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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.

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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.

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Humanism Increasingly Important in a Changing Health Care Landscape

Published Aug. 28, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

As the academic medicine community faces new demands, maintaining a human connection with our patients is more crucial than ever.

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Delivering Meaningful, Not Marginalized, Care to the Homeless

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

Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

Providing Access to Medical Education and Care for All, and the Power of Truth and Science

Published Nov. 5, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

In the annual leadership plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2017, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, and Marsha D. Rappley, MD, addressed more than 4,500 attendees from the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Author David Ansell Exposes Inequality's Deadly Influence

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

In his new book, a physician shines light on cause and effect between income gap and premature death.

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Disparities, Cross-Cultural Education Slowly Gaining a Foothold During Residency

Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

GME programs that include disparities education are helping doctors develop skills to provide culturally competent care with an eye toward reducing health disparities.

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NIMHD Takes the Lead in Expanding the Science of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Published Dec. 4, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities digs deep to expose roots of health disparities seen in minority groups.

Interview with Unconscious Bias Expert Mahzarin Banaji, PhD

Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D., professor, Harvard University, and chair of human dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, in a video interview at Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

Michael McGuire - Elevator Speech

What can you say in 90 seconds? Michael McGuire of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can explain how cancer mutations use surrounding cells to their advantage. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.

2016 GSBS Research Day - Elevator Speech Contest

When it comes to translating complex research into plain English, the students at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can do it in less than two minutes. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Bench to Bedside Podcast: Alejandra Casco

What happens when standard treatments fail? A young cancer patient's story shows how both public and private funding are vital to supporting medical research.

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