Brigit Carter, associate dean for diversity and inclusion; and Anne Derouin, associate professor; recently contributed to the "Health Equity Curricular Toolkit" published by the American Academy of Family Physicians on their website. Co-authors of this toolkit include experts from Duke University School of Medicine as well as other renowned universities, institutes and centers in the country.
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.