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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).

Do you have relevant SDOH resources, curricula, or evaluation tools to share? Please send them to us at

Registration is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for the NCEAS Annual Conference. Join us in Chicago on April 27th-28th!


  • Discuss the current landscape of SDOH training in medical education at the UME, GME, and CME levels.
  • Compare and contrast different innovations to advance health professions education related to SDOH.
  • Evaluate and apply current research, resources, and best practices related to SDOH to clinical care and educational practices.
  • Identify collaborative, interprofessional strategies that address health equity.

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New Community of Practice Co-Lead!

Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Memoona Hasnain as our new CoP Co-Lead!

Dr. Hasnain is a tenured Professor and Interim Department Head in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She holds adjunct faculty appointments in the School of Public Health, Department of Medical Education and College of Nursing, and is an Honors College Faculty. The primary focus of Dr. Hasnain’s work is at the intersection of medicine and public health, with an emphasis on humanism, empathy, social justice, health equity, interprofessional education, service and scholarship. Read more about Dr. Hasnain here.

New Blog!

Moving Beyond Individual to Collective Responsibility for Behavior Change

The search for the “American dream” compelled my parents to leave their homeland to come to the United States with few resources, money or support. Having left behind the comforts of home complete with the richness of language, family, friends, community, culture and a way of life, they sought the promise of a better tomorrow. As a first generation American, I have greatly benefited from their immigration in innumerable ways; yet, I have a more nuanced relationship with the concept of the “American dream.”

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Resource of the Month

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

This is an incredible and comprehensive resource that provides guidance to educators involved in “Educating Health Professional’s” recommended and unifying framework for addressing social determinants of health in health professional education. Linked to the framework are models and recommendations that educators can structurally use to align education, organization, and community, along with other sectors, to meet health needs.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events

  • Improving Social Needs Intervention Research: Key Questions for Advancing the Field. Read More Here
  • Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Population Health | Read More Here
  • Hospitals Aim to Bolster Communities’ Overall Health to Help Address Socioeconomic, Racial Inequalities   | Read More Here
  • January 21-23, 2020
    2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy | New Orleans, LA| Details
  • Janury 23, 2020
    Webinar | Rural Disparities in Health and Healthcare by Race and Ethnicity | Details
  • March 6, 2020 
    Conference | Transitional Care Medicine | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Chicago, IL |  Details

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