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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

Submit your Workshop Proposal for the Annual NCEAS Conference

Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 Annual Conference. Workshop proposals should cover topics relevant to SDOH or health disparities and should align with specific conference objectives. Example topics of interest include (but are not limited to) training curricula, screening and assessment tools and case studies. Workshops that include interactive audience participation are encouraged. Click below for more details.

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De-Biasing Medical Education: A Checklist Methodology

During this webinar, Dr. Caruso Brown will discuss how medical education content suffers from implicit, and sometimes explicit, bias with regard to race, ethnicity, gender and other characteristics. Further, medical education may play a role in reinforcing false beliefs about biological differences between racial and ethnic groups. Such beliefs then affect how students and trainees treat and interact with patients. However, faculty members who devise curricular content in undergraduate medical education may be unfamiliar with concepts such as social determinants of health (SDH), health disparities and structural competency, unaware of how SDH intersect with their areas of expertise, or inexperienced with discussing bias in the classroom. Inspired by the success of checklists in some efforts to improve patient safety and quality, we developed a tool, in the format of a checklist, that faculty members could use when developing or reviewing any type of content for medical students in order to identify and address bias before it reached students.

Join us as we discuss:

  • The history and impact of bias in medical education content
  • Challenges to identifying, addressing and preventing bias from reaching learners
  • The development and implementation of a checklist approach to de-biasing medical education
  • Next steps, future directions, and opportunities for collaboration.

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Resource of the Month

Toolkit: Incorporating Trauma Informed Practices & ACES into Professional Curricula

This resource is an online toolkit that provides a trauma-informed practice and ACES curriculum for health professional students. The goal is to provide a comprehensive foundational curriculum in this topic area. The toolkit is separated into key concepts, each with guides, resources and activities. They address basic definitions and characteristics of trauma, resilience, trauma-informed care and vicarious or secondary trauma.

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AnchorWhat’s the Latest?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Continuity with Patients, Preceptors, and Peers Improves Primary Care Training | Read more here
  • How to Improve Screening for Social Determinants of Health | Read more here
  • 5 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Address Social Determinants of Health | Read More Here
  • November 14 and 15, 2019 – Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health: A Workshop | Details
  • December 9, 2019 – Second Annual Institute for Public Health and Medicine Population Health Forum & Poster Session | Chicago, IL | Details
  • March 6, 2020 – Conference | Transitional Care Medicine | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Chicago, IL |  Details


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