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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).

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Can We Fix the Broken System? The Importance of Teaching a Standardized Physician Advocacy Curriculum at the Resident Level

When I work with early third year medical students in the residency clinic, I notice that they focus on taking thorough clinical histories to better understand the etiology of a patient’s complaints so that the correct diagnosis and treatment can be identified. As students’ progress from the classroom to the clinical setting, they start to understand that getting to the “correct answer” is not even half the battle when providing comprehensive health care. In fact, research has shown that when looking at various drivers of health, including health behavior, social and economic environment, physical environment, and clinical care, clinical care only accounts for about 20% of a person’s health outcomes.1

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Resource of the Month

Case Studies in Social Medicine NEJM

This resource is a collection of perspective articles from NEJM focused on cultivating awareness to the influence of social context on clinical medicine practice. It is intended for all healthcare providers and those who work in the healthcare system. This resource may be used to develop methods for integrating social processes into medical education, clinical practice and health system planning.

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News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events
  • Why asking about social determinants of health is so important | Read Here
  • SDoH: The Intersection of Language and Healthcare | Read Here
  • Developing clinical empathy to improve health equity | Read Here
  • October 2-4, 2022: Conference | 7th National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health | Minneapolis | Details
  • January 10-12, 2023: Conference | Diversity, Inclusion, & Health Equity Symposium – East Coast | Hybrid | Details
  • May 16-18 2023: Conference | 2023 Accelerating Health Equity Conference | Minneapolis | Details

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