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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.

The Water Crisis in Flint and How a Community-Based Medical School Came to the Rescue

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.

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A Success Not to Be Repeated

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.

Data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Respondents included 5,542 U.S. adults who received medical care in 2015. Data prepared by AAMC Workforce Studies.

Explained in 90 Seconds

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

In a related effort, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held an in June 2016 to encourage students to learn how to relay information concisely and directly. In just 90 seconds, students had to translate complex research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer...

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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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Experts See Growing Importance of Adding Environmental Health Content to Medical School Curricula

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.

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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.

Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Medical schools are providing healthy food and nutrition education to communities with food insecurity.

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Unlikely Partners: How Academic Medicine and Correctional Facilities Can Forge Progress Together

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.

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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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

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.

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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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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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Academic Medicine Uniquely Positioned to Address Public Health Crises

Published Nov. 14, 2016, 1 a.m.

Several sessions at Learn Serve Lead 2016 focused on the unique position of medical schools and teaching hospitals in responding to public health crises.

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Doctors Petition Congress to Fund Research on Gun Violence

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.

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Researchers Race to Find Answers to Stop Zika Virus

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.

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