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Health Equity Activities and Resources

STFM Health Equity Goals

  1. Increase awareness among family medicine faculty of social determinants of health by increasing visibility of STFM offerings related to health equity via explicit labeling and packaging in STFM communication vehicles, conference offerings, and other STFM activities
  2. Provide health equity and social determinants of health education, training, and resources for medical student and family medicine residency faculty
  3. Explore partnerships across family medicine to advance our health equity goals
  4. Develop and support strategies for 25% x 2030 as a means of advancing the student choice work and our health equity efforts

Health Equity Awareness Campaign

STFM is planning a Health Equity Awareness Campaign for 2019. Here's an overview of the planned activities and resources:


All 2019 STFM Conferences will have a health equity theme/emphasis, with sessions on health equity topics.

STFM Conference on Medical Student Education
  • General sessions on health disparities/equity and microaggressions
  • Resident-led workshops on leveraging learners to drive social mission and health equity curriculum development
  • Scholarships for URM to attend
STFM Annual Spring Conference 
  • General sessions on allyship and the moral obligations of citizenship
  • Preconference workshop on equity and diversity in the workforce
  • Presentation on health equity leadership at the fellowship alumni breakfast
  • Scholarships for URM to attend
AAFP National Conference for Residents and Students 
  • STFM-led presentation on health equity
Conference on Practice Improvement 
  • Preconference workshop for coordinators on social determinants of health


  • Dedicated issue of Family Medicine on the effect of race and ethnicity, implicit bias, and discrimination on health care
  • Blog posts from programs/departments that have addressed health equity in their curriculum and communities
  • Education column on teaching health equity
  • President's columns in Family Medicine on health equity, inclusiveness, and serious mental illness

Resources and Online Training

Professional Relationships

  • Engagement with other organizations to share information and disseminate health equity resources

Other Activities

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