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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.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Administrators and physicians at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine played a pivotal role helping the Flint community identify and respond to the water crisis.
Published Sept. 6, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
As the Zika epidemic ramps up without federal funding in place, it is critical that we understand the threat of emerging infectious diseases is here to stay— and we must be prepared for the next epidemic.
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. 9, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Environmental factors disproportionally affect populations such as the elderly and underserved. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are incorporating environmental health topics into their curricula.
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, 4:13 p.m.
Those incarcerated or recently released from correctional institutions face a unique set of health issues. Several AAMC member institutions have programs to reduce these health care disparities.
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 Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.
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 Sept. 6, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Members of the academic medicine community are speaking out about the need to examine the causes of firearm violence and develop effective prevention strategies.
Published Dec. 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Facing a public health emergency, researchers in the academic medicine community have found innovative ways to accelerate Zika virus research.
Published Sept. 2, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
A new AAMC report inspires leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals to make "sustaining, future-oriented decisions," by considering how current trends could intersect with future forces to affect academic medicine over the next 10 years.