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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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Just in Time Research Round Up!

The inaugural issue of our Just in Time Research and Resource Roundup is live! Our goal in each issue is to compile emerging evidence and resources related to cutting edge topics in social determinants of health. In this issue we bring you selected readings and resources about housing insecurity and homelessness related to COVID-19.

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Register for our Upcoming Webinar!

Using Virtual Reality and 3D immersive technology to teach the Social Determinants of Health

During this webinar, Dr. Buitron will share two educational learning experiences that were developed, implemented and studied at Boston University Medical Center to teach about social determinants of health using virtual reality and 3D immersive technology. We will discuss the gaps that these interventions were trying to fill, challenges that facilitators faced during their implementation and preliminary results of our analysis.

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New Blog!

The Politicization of the COVID Pandemic Further Widens the Racial Divide

I was in a small grocery store in my area (Westchester County, NY) and overheard two store workers arguing about whether the COVID pandemic was real or just some overblown hype being much exaggerated by the ‘fake news.’  One of them saw my hospital nametag and called me over to back up his viewpoint that this disease was very real, very bad, and if we didn’t get serious about it very fast we’d be very sorry.  The woman with whom he was arguing looked at me and asked with pleading eyes, “It’s not really that bad is it?”  This was April 8th as we at Montefiore in the Bronx were rapidly approaching the peak of our surge with almost 2,000 COVID patients in the Montefiore health system, over 1,000 COVID patients in our largest hospital division and the rate of new cases per day climbing rapidly.

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Resource of the Month

Health Equity Rounds: An Interdisciplinary Case Conference to Address Implicit Bias and Structural Racism for Faculty and Trainees

This resource is a peer reviewed paper which describes a multi-session Rounds curriculum which involved all levels as learners, including faculty, on the subject of structural racism and implicit bias.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions | Read More Here
  • As pandemic heightens learner inequalities, med ed must address them | Read More Here
  • Health Equity- Promoting Fair Access to Health | Read More Here
  • August 11, 2020
    Webinar | Providing Medical Respite for People Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19 | CHCS | Details
  • August 11, 2020 
    Webinar | Helping Patients Make Changes to Improve their Physical and Emotional Health: The Change that Matters Curriculum Webinar | NCIBH |  Details
  • October 5-7, 2020
    Virtual Conference | National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | The Root Cause Coalition | Details

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