Community-based Teaching about Health Disparities: Combining Education, Scholarship, and Community Service
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The Institute of Medicine recommends that clinicians receive training to better understand and address disparities. While disparities in health status are primarily due to inequities in social determinants of health, current curricula largely focus on how to teach about disparities within the health care setting. Learners may more fully understand and appreciate how social contextual factors contribute to disparities through instruction about disparities in community settings. Community-based teaching about health disparities may be advantageous for learners, medical institutions, and participating communities. This manuscript aims to guide medical educators in teaching students and residents about health disparities through community-based activities, including service learning and research.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 25, Issue 2 Supplement, pp 130-135
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- disparities education
- community-based education
- public health approach
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- 1. Division of General Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- 2. Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
- 3. John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
- 4. Department of Health Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA