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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

Keynote Speaker Announced for 1st Annual NCEAS Conference

The NCEAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Bazemore will be the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health Conference. Dr. Bazemore is the director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care where he directs research related to the health workforce, access to care for underserved populations, spatial analysis and other health topics.

To learn more about the conference, visit

Call for Posters!

Registration for the NCEAS 1st Annual Conference is now full, but there’s still time to submit a poster abstract! Abstracts are due March 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm CT

Presenters for accepted poster proposals will be able to register for the conference.

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Expanding Diversity: Transgender Actors and Their Role in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

In this webinar, the presenters discuss their journey towards diversifying standardized patient (SP) pools at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine to reflect the patient population that learners engage with in the Chicago area. They focus on the use of transgender SPs within the curriculum as an example of diversification – specifically discussing the roles and cases the transgender actors play, and how they contribute to the communication skills of learners.

Click here to watch the recording.


New Blog Post!

Synthesis and Synergy: A Vision for the Future of Medical-Legal Partnerships
by Dr. Erin Paquette, MD, JD

Whatever the power—even the necessity—of the disciplines. . . in the end, questions never stop at the boundaries of a discipline. Efforts to develop decisive and personal ideas of the true, the beautiful, and the good necessarily take us beyond specific disciplines and invite synthesis…

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Resource of the Month

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Beyond the Clinic Walls”
This resource aims to help practicing clinicians to engage with social determinants of health at the clinical practice level. Through a series of brief modules, it defines social determinants of health, shares resources to learn more about social determinants of health within one’s community, and then walks clinicians through the steps needed to implement plans to address social determinants of health at the practice level.

What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Adoption of Social Determinants of Health EHR Tools by Community Health Centers | Annals of Family Medicine | Read more here
  • Check out this technical assistance guide on using Twitter as a dissemination tool for Academic Medicine | Developed by the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Expert Consensus on Inclusion of the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate Medical Education Curricula | Academic Medicine | Read more here
  • April 4, 2019
    Behavioral Healthcare 2019 Conference: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Illinois | Springfield, IL | Details
  • May 7, 2019
    The National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health 1st Annual Conference | Chicago, IL | Details
  • June 1st, 2019 
    ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Models in Primary Care | Philadelphia, PA | Details

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