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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).

Do you have relevant SDOH resources, curricula, or evaluation tools to share? Please send them to us at

The 2024 NCEAS Virtual Conference is scheduled for February 26th and 27th.

  • Register Now! Early Bird Rates end January 26th.
  • Calling all medical students and community members- apply for the 2024 NCEAS Conference Scholarship to attend the conference free of charge!

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The Hospital to Home Program: A Curricular, Value-Added Experience for Medical Students to Address Social Determinants of Health at the Bedside

A major challenge in health professions education is how to meaningfully and effectively integrate learning on social determinants of health (SDH) for trainees. At the University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine, we recently developed and implemented an innovative program called the Hospital to Home (H2H) program in partnership with the local free clinic, St. Vincent’s Clinic. This is an educational and value-added experience for medical students as they gain a deeper understanding of the impact of SDH and the importance of integrating the greater social and patient context when developing care plans by identifying and addressing the unmet social needs for hospitalized patients at the bedside for a smoother transition during the crucial post-discharge period.

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Resource of the Month

A National Survey of Medical School Curricula on Criminal Justice and Health

This resource describes the results of a national survey of medical schools to assess the prevalence of training in correctional health. This survey assessed the existence and characteristics of curricula linking criminal justice and health, as well as perceptions on the role of criminal justice education in medical training.

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What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events

  • Association Between ICD-10 Codes for Social Needs and Subsequent Emergency and Inpatient Use | Read Here
  • The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes Action to Improve Health and Wellbeing by Addressing Social Determinants of Health | Read Here
  • Benefits of blending population health and hyper-local health barrier strategies to address SDOH | Read Here
  • December 3-5, 2023 Conference | The Root Cause Coalition Annual National Summit | Kansas City | Details
  • December 8, 2023 Symposium | Symposium on Social and Structural Drivers of Health in Medical Education | In-Person/ Virtual | Details
  • April 8-10, 2024 Conference | Social Mission Alliance| Durham, NC | Details

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