In this issue…
- Conference Program: Our conference program is now live!
- Watch our latest webinar: The Role of Community Engagement in Health Equity
- New Blog: What happens when a pandemic coincides with a catastrophe in the community? A firsthand account of events in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.
- Resource of the Month: ERASE-ing Patient Mistreatment of Trainees: Faculty Workshop
- What’s the latest? News, Conferences & Events from Around the Country
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of a conference this year, we wanted to share the abstracts that were selected to present at our national conference in April. Click below to view the latest in SDOH innovations, education and research.
The Role of Community Engagement in Health Equity
When health care providers and researchers and health and research institutions are working on addressing health equity, it is important to consider the extent to which the work is based on the expressed wishes of the people whose lives are most likely to be affected positively and negatively by the work. This presentation explores why and how clinicians, researchers, and systems should center community engagement strategies in the design, implementation, and assessment of health equity goals. During this webinar we discussed ways to learn about communities (history and cultural context), build relationships, and develop capacity for engagement.
What happens when a pandemic coincides with a catastrophe in the community? A firsthand account of events in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.
As faculty in the Hennepin Healthcare Family Medicine residency training program, I have the great fortune to work in the most diverse program at the most diverse hospital in the most diverse city in my 5 state region. Here in Minneapolis towards the end of May, we were gradually approaching COVID peak. Our governor had shut down the state in March. Regional collaborative teams had organized all the hospitals; we had built our hospital bed and PPE capacity to the point where even though we were still on the uphill part of the curve, state leaders felt comfortable making small adjustments opening up and we felt prepared for the climbing numbers. We were growing used to the increasing frequency of sirens heard intermittently through the day and night, and the slow but steady climb of daily deaths. Then, on Memorial Day, George Floyd was killed. That murder laid bare the inequalities that we know exist but do not always get fully exposed.
ERASE-ing Patient Mistreatment of Trainees: Faculty Workshop
The resource provides a framework to recognize and speak up in the face of implicit and explicit bias and microaggressions in the healthcare setting. The program was delivered in 1-1.5 hour workshop for psychiatry, internal medicine and pediatrics faculty and residents, but can be easily adapted to other specialties, trainee levels, and other healthcare professions.
News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
- Racism is a Public Health Crisis, says cities and counties | Read More Here
- Community Health Partnerships Key to Address Health Via Housing| Read More Here
- What’s needed to vanquish COVID-19 health inequities | Read More Here
- July 7-9, 2020
Virtual Conference | Raising the Reach of Public Health | NACCHO 360 | Details
- July 22, 2020
Webinar | COVID 19 Health Disparities, Diabetes, Communities of Color | Center for Healthcare Innovation | Details
- October 5-7, 2020
Virtual Conference | National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | The Root Cause Coalition | Details