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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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  • The challenges and barriers that clinician-educators face when teaching social determinants of health in clinical training spaces; and
  • Strategies for overcoming these challenges in clinical education.

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A Way to Contextualize the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Integrating Lived Experience Panels into Medical Education

Given the importance of the social determinants of health (SDOH) in driving health outcomes and inequities in population health, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education has recognized the need to provide SDOH training during undergraduate medical education since 2016 (1). During this time, there has been progress towards integrating SDOH education with most medical schools offering some type of curricula as a part of formal training. Though the exact type of curricula varies greatly and has evolved beyond lectures to include simulations, needs assessments, community engagement and a variety of activities aimed at placing the learner in the shoes of the patient, we need as many tools as possible in the ever-expanding toolkit to engage our students in new ways (2).

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Resource of the Month

“I Didn’t Know What to Say”: Responding to Racism, Discrimination, and Microaggressions With the OWTFD Approach

This workshop, from MedEdPORTAL, developed and implemented at the University of Indiana, was focused on addressing racism, discrimination, and microaggressions among students, trainees, faculty, and other practitioners.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Misrepresenting Race — The Role of Medical Schools in Propagating Physician Bias Read More Here
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Read More Here
  • Addressing Social Needs in Health Care Settings: Evidence, Challenges, and Opportunities for Public Health | Read More Here
  • Jan 22, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021 Every other Friday  
    SIREN Coffee & Science Conversation Series | Details
  • April 26-28. 2021
    Conference| Beyond Flexner: ​​Transforming Health Professions Education: Social Mission, Equity, and Community | Virtual | Details
  • June 13-15, 2021
    Conference | Summit on Social Determinants of Health | Nasville, TN | Details

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