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For all communities to have the same opportunity to be healthy, we need to reach beyond medical care and change structures and systems to improve the political, economic, and social factors that drive health inequities 

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The AAMC Center for Health Justice advances intentional, community-engaged research, policy, and programs that contribute to health justice. 

Publications

A Framework for Health Equity in People Living with Epilepsy
This article published in Epilepsy Research, outlines a strategy for understanding how inequities for people living with epilepsy develop and change over the course of a person's lifetime. The paper includes illustrative stories of three people living with epilepsy and identifies domains that contribute to inequities of risk and outcomes.

Evaluating the Efficacy of Medical-Legal Partnerships that Address Social Determinants of Health
This paper published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action describes the work undertaken by the Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery initiative established through a grant provided by the AAMC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The initiative develops evaluation tools for community health partnerships to improve social determinants of health, health system savings, and learner outcomes.

National Quality Forum: Social Risk Trial Report
The Center for Health Justice contributed to this report from the National Quality Forum. It summarizes findings and recommendations from a five-year study of the impact of including social risk factors in the development and implementation of health systems’ quality improvement measures.