Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

The Health Equity Curricular Toolkit was championed by the Health Equity Team of Family Medicine for America’s Health and inspired by the Starfield II Health Equity Summit. This toolkit provides a structured curricular tool to facilitate exploration of some of the most pressing questions around social determinants of health, vulnerable populations, and economics and policy. The toolkit also provides resources to promote skill-building to confront drivers of persistent and pervasive inequities.

This toolkit is intended for clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty who would like an opportunity to further explore this area that often was not intentionally and adequately prioritized in past medical school and residency curricula.

The Guidebook to the Health Equity Curricular Toolkit includes a description of the socio-ecologic framework; the modular design; facilitation strategies; a glossary of definitions and health equity resources; and a worksheet to promote real-time application of an equity lens. This is accompanied by 14 modules including an introductory prerequisite 2-part module. Three short videos were also developed to assist with use of the toolkit.

Guidebook

Introductory Prerequisite 2-part Module

Health Equity Modules

Social Determinants of Health Modules

Vulnerable Population Modules

Economics and Policy Modules

Supplemental Videos


Almost 40 content experts and educators in health equity across the United States and Canada helped develop the material for this toolkit and specific author information is provided in the Guidebook of the toolkit

More information about the Health Equity Team of Family Medicine for America’s Health can be found in: Martinez-Bianchi V, Frank B, Edgoose J, Michener L, Rodriguez M, Gottlieb L, Reddick B, Kelly C, Yu K, Davis S. Carr J, Lee JW, Smith KL, New RD. Addressing Family Medicine’s Capacity to Improve Health Equity through Collaboration, Accountability and Coalition-Building. Fam Med.2019;51(2):198-203.