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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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Community Health Workers: Partners in the pursuit of equity, professional education, and pandemic response

Community health workers (CHWs) are a critical workforce for promoting health equity.  In this presentation, we will outline CHWs’ unique contributions to addressing social determinants of health, with a particular focus on how CHWs have been active in COVID response.  We will highlight how CHWs can play a role in health professional education and how health professionals can partner with community health workers to improve pandemic response and prepare for the future.

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Just in Time Research Round Up

Geriatrics Health Related to COVID-19

Providing patient- and family-centered care to address physical and mental health needs of the growing number of older adults in the United States is a national public health priority.  We share recent evidence to shape and guide health care practice, education and public health policy efforts to support the health and well-being of older adults.

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Read our Latest Blog

Promoting Antiracism in Case-Based Learning

At SUNY Upstate Medical University, all first-year medical students take a case-based longitudinal course in health systems called Patients to Populations (P2P). First originated in 2016, the course has long included discussions of racism in medicine. In the summer of 2021, a group of rising second-year medical students enrolled in Upstate’s Curriculum Reform Elective with the express goal of improving teaching regarding racism in P2P. The students divided into three working groups, targeting student development, faculty development and the case materials. In this blog, P2P’s director and three students from the case materials group reflect on their process and plans for assessing the impact of antiracist language in the future.

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Resource of the Month

Analysis of Hands-On Cooking and Nutrition Education versus Traditional Curriculum for Medical Students as Preventive Cardiology

This resource describes an innovative approach to teaching nutrition in a culturally inclusive way. Described is a process whereby medical students learn about heart healthy nutrition through cooking classes, then in a later step work in a grocery store in an under-resourced neighborhood to teach those same skills to the local population. Exciting innovative idea, challenging to build due to potential costs and set up of facilities.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • To Strengthen The Public Health Response To COVID-19, We Need Community Health Workers | Read More Here
  • Social determinants of health: The COVID-19 pandemic has widened the gap | Read More Here
  • Combatting Social Determinants of Health with Policy Changes | Read More Here
  • Jan 22, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021 Every other Friday – SIREN Coffee & Science Conversation Series | Details
  • September 8-10, 2021- Virtual Summit | Community Information Exchange | Virtual | Details
  • October 4-6, 2021- Conference | 6th Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | Virtual | Details

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