Social Emergency Medicine

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To incorporate social context into the structure and practice of emergency care. To promote the incorporation of patients’ social context into routine emergency care. To serve as a central organizing point for emergency providers interested in the interplay of the emergency care system and social forces affecting both patients and communities.

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December 14, 2022

Social Emergency Medicine Conference Lays Foundation for the Field

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the conference drew from a broad range of leaders, representing at least 16 emergency medicine programs.

December 14, 2022

Can Social Emergency Medicine Give a Different Perspective on Community Health?

Physicians in social emergency medicine are examining how changes in social elements change patients’ experience in the emergency department—the emergency department is more frequently used as a prima...

December 13, 2022

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

The movement to realize Universal Health Coverage has roots drawn from the fundamental concept that health is a human right, but also from the fact that UHC cannot be achieved without addressing the s...

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