Key Initiatives

Health Equity

STFM Health Equity Goals

  • 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
  • Provide health equity and social determinants of health education, training, and resources for medical student and family medicine residency faculty
  • Engage in partnerships across family medicine to advance our health equity goals
  • Explore partnerships outside family medicine to advance our health equity goals Develop and support strategies for 25% by 2030 for America’s Health as a means of advancing the medical student choice and health equity

Health Equity Definition
Conditions that allow everyone the opportunity to attain their highest level of health


STFM Policy Statement Against Discrimination 
STFM opposes all discrimination in any form, including but not limited to, that on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic affiliation, health, age, disability, economic status, body habitus or national origin.

Health Equity Resources

Key Initiatives

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Health Equity Awareness Campaign

Throughout 2019, STFM will be turning a spotlight on health equity. Health equity topics will be prevalent in STFM conference presentations, special-issue publications, Board and committee conversations, webinars, and collaborations with other organizations. 

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Underrepresented in Medicine Fundraising Campaign

"Disparity and inequity will always be with us. We will, therefore, need to be consistently persistent and vigilant as the faces and realities of health equity evolve over time. If we are to succeed in the long run, we need to commit being “all in” for the long run."

-- STFM Foundation President, Amy McGaha, MD

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