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The National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS) is a HRSA-funded Academic Unit for Primary Care Training and Enhancement. The mission of the NCEAS is to prepare primary care clinicians with the expertise and leadership to address the social determinants of health (SDOH).

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“Teaching SDOH During COVID: The development of a virtual community mapping exercise”

The Center of Outpatient Education is an interprofessional program (IP) for Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Psychology, Pharmacy, and Social Work trainees at the Cleveland VA Medical Center that is implementing and testing innovative approaches for IP education through a team-based model.  Within the COE, a novel Social Determinants of Health (SDH) interprofessional curriculum is in development that includes didactic sessions and hands-on learning activities. During this webinar, we will discuss the development of an innovative Community Mapping activity that was originally developed to be conducted in person, however, it was transitioned to a virtual activity for an IP learning cohort.

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This is your Brain in Poverty

One of the most striking impacts of poverty is the way it changes the brain. While some curricula incorporate simulated scenarios that revolve around SDoH related to poverty, none simulate the brain changes. Linda K. Riddell, an epidemiologist who specializes in low-income people, has developed a game that puts the players’ brains through changes that happen to a person living in poverty.  Games inspires attention and active learning in health professions education.  Especially since a growing number of students are accustomed to technology, games are being used more frequently for learning. (Gorbanev, 2018)

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Just in Time Research Round Up

Intimate Partner Violence Related to COVID-19

In this issue of the NCEAS Research and Resources Roundup, we delve into Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), a serious, growing, and preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans, which is a particularly relevant issue during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Resource of the Month

Using Forum Theater as a Teaching Tool to Combat Patient Bias Directed Toward Health Care Professionals

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, introduces an educational activity in which forum theater (where participants role-play an instance of oppression with a goal of altering the ultimate outcome) is employed so attendees can develop/rehearse responses to workplace bias while preserving the provider-patient relationship.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Cultural Competence Training at 15 U.S. Medical Schools | Read More Here
  • Medical school curriculum takes aim at social determinants of health | Read More Here
  • Change in Health-Related Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey of U.S. Women | Read More Here
  • Jan 22, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021 Every other Friday SIREN Coffee & Science Conversation Series | Details
  • June 14-15, 2021 Conference | Summit on Social Determinants of Health | Nashville, TN | Details
  • October 4-6, 2021 Conference | 6th Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | Virtual | Details

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