MedStar Health Research to Collaborate to Increase Health Equity in the Community

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Through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), MedStar Health has joined a group of eight institutions committed to bringing together academics, research and clinical activities to advance the health of their communities.

Through a series of workshops over three years, the group will plan and evaluate strategies to produce coordinated systems for community health. The workshop series, Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity for Academic Medical Centers, is closely tied to MedStar Health Research Institute’s mission to advance the health of our community through research.

Each participating institution will contribute a team of up to six individuals, who will forge enduring collaborations to facilitate health equity in their communities. Participants have been chosen based on demonstrated evidence of ongoing collaboration across the clinical, research and educational spheres in their communities.

As a community-focused academic health system with a partnership with Georgetown University that allows medical students to train in our diverse hospital settings, MedStar Health stands out in this forum.

“MedStar’s position at the crossroads of a ‘real world’ clinical and academic environments allows us to catalyze innovation and provide the latest advances to our patients,” said Neil Weissman, MD, president of MHRI. “With more than 300 sites of care, we are embedded in our diverse community and are committed to our communities’ health.”

The AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. This research is sponsored through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

View the AAMC news release here.