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The National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS) was originally 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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Educating the Patient For Safe and Equitable Care

Most health equity approaches involve education for individual patient care providers or professional development at the organizational level.  These avenues are needed to propel change. However, it is also important to empower the patient toward the elimination of health disparities. This session will discuss opportunities for organizations and healthcare workers to elevate the voice of the patient for their own safe and equitable care through meaningful community engagement, access to useful information, tools, and resources, and awareness of legislation (current and proposed) that increases the agency patients have toward the elimination of SDOH and inequitable healthcare.

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SDOH in Med Ed: Hot Topics & WIP

We Err When We Don’t “CAIRR”!

As more healthcare and public health entities incorporate social determinants of health screening processes into their workflow, there are emerging questions around HOW these screenings should be administered to avoid re-traumatization & further harm while engaging socially vulnerable communities. The Health Equity & Justice In Medicine (HEJIM) program & Equity, Justice, & Joy Lab at Wayne State University School of Medicine has developed the Cultural Humility/Compassion/Collaboration Awareness Identification Referral Relationship (C3AIRR) model as a work-in-progress to serve as an anti-racist & anti-oppression framework for engaging communities during social determinants of health screenings that center trustworthiness and trauma-informed care. The model has been well received by medical trainees, community health workers, and interprofessional community leaders, and future training modules are in development. The NCEAS session will provide an overview of the C3AIRR framework, walk through the  various domains, and invite participant feedback, as well as applications to relevant contexts.

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Resource of the Month

When Doctor Means Teacher: An Interactive Workshop on Patient-Centered Education

This curriculum, from MedEd Portal, is a four session longitudinal curriculum aims at increasing faculty, knowledge, and comfort in discussing race and racism. it comes complete with everything needed to deliver the curriculum, including slide sets, facilitator guide, breakout group, activity guide, and pre-and post tests. The curriculum is delivered in four 1-hour sessions that can be done virtually or in-person. It is suggested that the facilitators be well versed and knowledgeable in race-based discussions and curricula.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers’ Screening for Social Risk Factors and Health Outcomes | Read Here
  • Using Community Engagement to Move Upstream to Address Social Determinants of Health | Read Here
  • Health, Housing, and Justice: What Kaiser Permanente Learned from Investing in Legal Aid | Read Here
  • August 1-3, 2024 :Course | RISE for Equity: Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen & Empower 2024 | Washington DC | Details
  • October 6-8, 2024: Conference | The 9th Annual National Summit On The Social Drivers Of Health | Baltimore, MD | Details
  • December 2-4, 2024: Conference | Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum  | Washington DC | Details

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