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The AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) cultivates the health equity community by advancing collaborative research, policy, and programmatic solutions to health and health care inequities. 

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The vision of AAMC CHARGE is an equitable and just society in which academic health centers and their multisector and community partners:

  • Prioritize health equity research, action and policy change.
  • Partner with communities, families, patients, and sectors outside health care to address the many factors that contribute to a community's health.
  • Advocate for structural changes that address the root causes of health inequities.

AAMC CHARGE participants:

  • Facilitate innovative multisector partnerships, collaborations, and research that contribute to the evidence base for solutions to health and health care inequities.
  • Collaborate on policy work that impacts health equity at institutional, local, state, and federal levels.
  • Share accomplishments and crowdsource opportunities for professional achievement.
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AAMC CHARGE Investigates—A Call for Research

We asked AAMC CHARGE what health equity questions they would ask a nationally-representative sample of U.S. adults, and you answered! Apply by March 4 for access to polling data on access to health care, financial equity, child health, disability justice, and more to power your health equity research.

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Join AAMC CHARGE

Join AAMC CHARGE to connect with a multidisciplinary group of health equity champions and community partners. AAMC CHARGE participants can also join the online virtual community.

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How AAMC CHARGE Cultivates the Health Equity Community

In 2023, the center collaborated with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to highlight how AAMC CHARGE contributes to the work of the center. A new video features center staff and AAMC CHARGE members and highlights the importance of working together to achieve health equity for all communities. 

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Log In to the Virtual Community

Join the AAMC CHARGE Virtual Community, a digital space to connect and collaborate with health equity champions from across the U.S. 

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