The ACGME and the IOM have emphasized the importance of teaching residents about the communities that they work in. The socialecological model of health, advanced by the CDC, emphasizes the impact that communities and interpersonal relationships have on health. Our program has used community projects through our residency clinics as one component of our teaching and experiential learning about community health. This session will provide background about community health education within residency training, as well as provide examples of two different clinics who serve diverse communities and have developed innovative relationships with community partners. We will discuss strategies to develop innovative, impactful, and enduring programs. Participants will have an opportunity to develop personal plans for community-clinic partnerships to take back to their own programs and brainstorm ways to make these programs sustainable.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to: