In this issue…
- Register for our Upcoming Webinar! “Global Community Care During a Pandemic: Lesson Learned After One Year of Telehealth in Guatemala”
- Read our new Blog: Implicit Racial Biases and Health Disparities”
- New NCEAS Research Study: We are seeking medical school faculty with knowledge about the equity curriculum.
- Resource of the Month: Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities- A Medical School Curriculum
- 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
“Global Community Care During a Pandemic: Lesson Learned After One Year of Telehealth in Guatemala”
The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency has had a partnership in Guatemala, sending interprofessional teams of healthcare providers to provide in-person care four times per year since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way we deliver care. Using a telehealth model, we created virtual trips for residents and students to attend, maintaining continuity with our patients and continuing to teach residents core principles in global health and care of vulnerable populations.
“Implicit Racial Biases and Health Disparities”
Health disparities exist and persist because of a complex interplay between structural factors and individual patient care decisions made by clinicians. However, it is often easier to identify the structural factors that perpetuate health disparities than to look internally at the unconscious factors inside us that perpetuate them. Structural factors including health insurance status, limited access to high quality healthy foods (“food deserts”), and the psychological distress from repeatedly experiencing racial discrimination all contribute to health disparities (Ndugga, 2021).
We are seeking medical school faculty with knowledge about the equity curriculum for medical students at your institution. Our team is a part of the National Collaborative for Education to Address Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS), https://sdoheducation.org/, which is a HRSA-funded academic unit.
Please contact us at EquityEdStudy@northwestern.edu for more details.
Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities- A Medical School Curriculum
This resource, a joint project of the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals (NCME), Stanford University School of Medicine, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights and the HHS Office of the General Counsel, is a detailed facilitator guide for a workshop exploring the impact of civil rights laws on healthcare disparities.
News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
- The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity| Read More Here
- AAMC Principles of Trustworthiness | Read More Here
- Training Future Health Justice Leaders — A Role for Medical–Legal Partnerships| Read More Here
- Jan 22, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021 Every other Friday SIREN Coffee & Science Conversation Series | Details
- June 14-15, 2021 Conference | Summit on Social Determinants of Health | Nashville, TN | Details
- October 4-6, 2021 Conference | 6th Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | Virtual | Details