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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Resource Portal

The resource portal is intended to provide resources in support of the educational program development and implementation towards social determinants of health (SDOH).


Shinkai, K., Chen, C.A., Schwartz, B.S., Loeser, H., Ashe, C., & Irby, D.M. (2017) Rethinking the educator portfolio: An innovative criteria-based model. Academic Medicine. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002005. PMID: 29116980.

Chamberlain, L. J., Hanson, E. R., Klass, P., Schickedanz, A., Nakhasi, A., Barnes, M. M., . . . Klein, M. (2016). Childhood poverty and its effect on health and well-being: Enhancing training for learners across the medical education continuum. Academic Pediatrics, 16(3 Suppl), S155-162. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.12.012  PMID: 27044694


Twelve tips for teaching social determinants of health in medicine:

  1. Define key terms
  2. Work backwards
  3. Guide students in self-reflection 
  4. Relate to biological models
  5. Give students raw data
  6. Provide a history lesson
  7. Discuss race and disease outcomes 
  8. Use application exercises
  9. Offer service-learning opportunities
  10. Use authentic assessment 
  11. Aim for cultural humility
  12. Get others on board

Source: Martinez, I.L., Artze-Vega, I., Wells, A.L., Mora, J.C., & Gillis, M. (2015). Twelve tips for teaching social determinants of health in medicine, Medical Teacher, 37(7), 647-652. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.975191 PMID: 25373885


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The 7th (2018) Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health: The symposium was established in 2012 by the Johns Hopkins Office of the Provost to examine the root causes of health inequalities in Baltimore and to identify evidence-based strategies that have been effective locally and nationally. It has become an annual, day-long event that brings together national experts, local community leaders, city residents, and faculty and students from Baltimore colleges and universities to examine a pressing topic related to the root causes of health. Previous years' symposium contents are available on the site. 

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