Where We Fall Down: Tensions in Teaching Social Medicine and Global Health

by Amy Finnegan, Michelle Morse, Marisa Nadas et al.
Annals of Global Health (2017) – Published online: March 29, 2017

23 pp. 541 kB

As global health interest has risen, so too has the relevance of education on the social determinants of health and health equity. Social medicine offers a particularly salient framework for educating on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. SocMed and EqualHealth, two unique but related organizations, offer annual global health courses in Uganda, Haiti, and the U.S., which train students to understand and respond to the social determinants of health through praxis, self-reflection and self-awareness, and building collaborative partnerships across difference.

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