In this issue…

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.

  • Deadline for conference submissions extended! Submit your workshop proposal/abstract by Friday, November 3rd!
  • Calling all medical students and community members- apply for the 2024 NCEAS Conference Scholarship to attend the conference free of charge!

View Conference Information Here


Addressing the Complexity of Patient Care Delivery: An Innovative Curriculum for Clerkship Students

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has historically utilized case-based learning for core clerkship students.  Recently, an interdisciplinary team reconceptualized the learning modality and created The Sciences and Art of Medicine Integrated (SAMI), an undifferentiated patient case-based course that runs in parallel to core clinical rotations.  SAMI walks students through the discovery of a patient case through a simulated encounter and uses specifically designed tools to promote integration of basic, clinic, and health system sciences.  These tools provide the opportunity for learners to consider the impact of SDH on the development, treatment, and care delivery for individual patients.

Watch Here!

Resource of the Month

Anti-Racism and Race Literacy: A Primer and Toolkit for Medical Educators

This excellent toolkit provides medical educators with a structured approach to developing curricula that engage learners in the topic of racism. The toolkit includes common definitions and frameworks, a discussion of the historical context of racism in medicine, and a guide for creating and evaluating anti-racist educational materials.

View Resource Here

Symposium on Social and Structural Drivers of Health in Medical Education

  • LEARN about the forces driving healthcare to better address health-related social needs, and implications for medical education.
  • EXPLORE innovative approaches to teaching about the social and structural drivers of health.
  • SHARE the unique challenges in teaching these topics and promising practices with colleagues from around the country.

Date: December 8th from 8:30am-12:00pm (PST).
Location: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine 98 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
In person and virtual

More Information Here!

What’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Expert: Considerations of SDOH Factors Should Be Integral to Pharmacy Practice, Education | Read Here
  • As They Await Congressional Action, Community Health Centers Are Facing A Perfect Storm | Read Here
  • Health Equity Programs and Healthcare Resources | 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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