Achieving Health Equity: How Academic Medicine is Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

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Achieving Health Equity: How Academic Medicine is Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

These 11 articles explore innovative ways that medical professionals and institutions provide exceptional clinical care while also addressing social equality factors.

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Designed for advocates for social equality within an institution.



These 11 articles from the AAMC’s “Addressing Social Determinants of Health” series offers a snapshot of strategies launched by medical schools and teaching hospitals to narrow inequities and address social factors affecting community health.

The series explores innovative ways that academic medicine is addressing social factors in the communities where people are born, grow, work, and play.

Key findings include:

How an assistant clinical professor of medicine, and some medical students, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine are leading efforts to create a therapeutic food pantry that will write prescriptions for healthy food.

  •     The benefits of relationships between academic medical centers and prison systems.
  •     Research spearheaded by the Veterans Administration on equity, disparities, and the social determinants of health.
  •     Examples of how some medical educators are inserting environmental content and field experiences in medical school training .



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Number of Pages 36
Year Published 2016