In this issue…

  • We’re hiring! The NCEAS is looking for a research project coordinator to join our team
  • GIS Survey: Are you familiar with GIS tools to address the social determinants of health? We want to hear from you!
  • Register for upcoming webinar happening May 29, 2019 at 11:30 CT
  • New blog: The time is now! Or is it not? Exploring when trainees are ready to learn health advocacy
  • 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

We’re Hiring!


The NCEAS is looking for a research project coordinator to join our dynamic team. This position manages the daily operations of the collaborative and has opportunities to co-author research publications and presentations. This position is ideal for someone who is passionate about health equity and social determinants of health. For questions about the position, please email us at

Apply Here

What is your experience using GIS tools in clinical practice?

The NCEAS is conducting a survey on how educators utilize geospatial data or tools to train their learners about the social determinants of health. Please complete this brief survey, whether or not you have experience using GIS tools. Click the link below to read the consent form and begin the survey.

Begin Survey Here

Upcoming Webinar

Join us Wednesday, May 29th from 11:30-12:30 (CT) for a discussion on”Transitional Care: From Crisis to Opportunity. A patient centered approach to identify, include, and address psychosocial issues and medical needs in clinical practice.”

During this webinar, Dr. Christine Schaeffer and Megan McVane will discuss Northwestern Medicine’s Transitional Care and explain how the program has operationalized and grown since its creation 6 years ago. They will highlight how the Transitional Care team identifies social determinants of health, and how this information is used to create a successful care plan which addressed modifiable social determinants of health and acute/chronic medical needs, benefiting both patients and NM staff. Lastly Dr. Schaeffer and Megan will provide a case review to demonstrate the success of their program.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Overview of transitional care practice
  • Incorporating social determinants of health into the care plan
  • Case reviews

Register Here

The time is now! Or is it not? Exploring when trainees are ready to learn health advocacy 

More than a century ago Dr. Rudolph Virchow wrote, “The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and social problems fall to a large extent within their jurisdiction.” Today, there is increasing discussion about how to train clinicians in preparation for the role of health advocate. But how and – perhaps more importantly – when is the right time for advocacy training?

Continue Reading Here

What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Teaching the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Scoping Review. Read review here
  • Exploring consensus across sectors for measuring the social determinants of health. Read more here
  • Expert Consensus on Inclusion of the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate Medical Education Curricula. Read here
  • May 29, 2019:Twitter Chat | Topic: Teaching on and addressing the social determinants of health #STFMchat | Hosted by @STFM_FM and @NU_NCEAS
  • May 29, 2019:Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: Trends & Innovative Solutions in Addressing Medicaid Transportation Barriers | Webinar | Details
  • June 6, 2019:Modern Healthcare & Critical Connections Social Determinants of Health Symposium | Cleveland, OH | Details

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