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Toolkit

Readings, Resources and Publications

Members of the Social Medicine Consortium have recommended the following resources for those interested in deepening their understanding of social medicine. The Social Medicine Consortium does not claim ownership over the following documents, except where indicated. 

Toolkit for Teaching Social Medicine

SMC Toolkit Guide

Social Medicine Cases

The Social Medicine Consortium, in partnership with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, selected authors from around the world to develop fifteen social medicine teaching cases. The objectives of this case series are to:

1) Provide examples of experiences and tools relevant to the day-to-day challenges of the practice social medicine for learning and discussion

2) Amplify the voices of health practitioners practicing social medicine

3) Highlight the interdisciplinary and multisectorial nature of social medicine

4) Help define the practice of social medicine

 

Case authors, topics, and countries include:

Dennis Hsieh, MD

Housing Rx: Housing as Healthcare- HelpDesk + Medical-Legal Community Partnerships & A Housing First Approach

California, USA

 

Namwase Angella Sandra

Working Towards Polio Eradication: A Case Study of Massive Immunization Exercises in Entebbe, Uganda, 2016

Uganda

 

Toni Eyssallenne MD, Christophe Milien MD, Kerling Israel MD

Addressing social medicine challenges through residency programs in Haiti

Haiti

 

Hector Carrasco Magallanes, MD

The Story of Esdras: Child Malnutrition as a Social Condition

Mexico

 

Sara Doorley, MD

Designing a health care delivery system for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW)

California, USA

 

Melissa McCoy, MD

The Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality

Uganda

 

Abalo Concy

How Important is Deep Listening in the Practice of Social Medicine?

Uganda

 

Youri Louis

Grève des médecins résidents dans les hôpitaux publics d’Haiti en mars 2016 (Resident strike in the public hospitals of Haiti in March 2016)

Haiti

 

MaryBeth Heffernan

The PPE Portrait Project

Liberia

 

Bram Wispelwey MD, Nadia Ben-Youssef

Bedouin health and legal interventions

Israel

 

Sandy Marisol Mux Xocop

Barreras para mujeres indígenas con cáncer cervical

(Barriers for indigenous women with cervical cancer)

Guatemala

 

Vina Christiana Wang, MD, Monica Ruth Nirmala, DDS, N Ewen Wang, MD

The Interconnectedness of the Environment and Health: Saving the Forest with a Stethoscope

Indonesia

 

Katelyn Yoder, William Vail MD, Anjali Niyogi MD

Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) clinic

Louisiana, USA

 

Ruth Staus, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Vicodin as a Treatment for Structural Violence

Minnesota, USA

 

Kate Dubé

Training frontline medical staff to address social determinants of health

California, USA

 

Case editor committee:

Michelle Morse MD MPH

James Hudspeth MD

Aaron Berkowitz MD PhD

Mike Westerhaus MD MA

Amy Finnegan PhD

Scott Stonington MD PhD

Intern:

Annie McDonough, BS