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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.

Puerto Rico Medical Schools Drive Diversity and Community Health

Published Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the island's found medical school will need support from the academic medicine community.

Culture and Cures: Healing Native American Health

Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Native Americans experience serious inequities in health care. To bridge the gaps, several medical schools are training students in essential clinical and cultural skills.

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.

Medical Students, Residents Reach Out to Help the Homeless

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Everyone benefits when medical schools engage students and residents in providing care for homeless people in the community.

The Longest Night: Discharged and Homeless

Published May 2, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

A hospital patient describes what it’s like to be homeless while recovering from surgery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Health Equity Matters in an Era of Health Care Transformation

Published Dec. 5, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Policymakers since the Reagan administration have recognized the compelling governmental interest in elevating the health of all populations in the United States.

More Minorities Needed in Clinical Trials to Make Research Relevant to All

Published Dec. 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Medical researchers are removing barriers and employing community engagement strategies to encourage more minority participation in clinical trials.

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