Advocacy Education Grantees

Grantee Year:
2009
2008

2009 Grantees

 

Partnership for Physician Advocacy Skills

Project Leader:
Alice Chen MD, University of California at San Francisco Medical School

Project Members:
Sharad Jain MD, University of California at San Francisco Medical School
Anda K. Kuo, University of California at San Francisco Medical School
Ellen Wu MPH, Executive Director of California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Project Description:
Dr. Chen’s team will create the UCSF Partnership for Physician Advocacy Skills (PPAS) program in collaboration with The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care track, the UCSF Pediatric Residency Program’s Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved training program (PLUS) and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN). The goal of PPAS is to build a relationship between two primary care residency programs that have a long tradition of focusing on the care of the underserved and a commitment to patient advocacy training (SFPC and PLUS) and a statewide policy and advocacy community based organization whose focus is to improve the health of communities of color across California (CPEHN). As a result of this partnership, UCSF residents (and faculty) will have access to CPEHN’s legislative, administrative, community mobilization and media advocacy expertise, while CPEHN will develop relationships with physician advocates who can partner with CPEHN to support its mission, including assistance with press conferences, op-ed pieces, policy briefs, and legislative testimony. The core curriculum will consist of a combination of skill building, didactic, reflective learning and Pathway to Advocacy seminars as well as a legislative visit to Sacramento.

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JeffSTARS (Jefferson Service Training in Advocacy for Residents and Students)


Project Leader:

Esther K. Chung MD MPH, Jefferson Medical College

Project Members:
Marc Altshuler MD, Jefferson Medical College
J. Lindsey Lane MD, Jefferson Medical College
James Plumb MD MPH, Jefferson Medical College

Project Description:
The JeffSTARS (Jefferson Service Training in Advocacy for Residents and Students) Program will be led by Dr. Esther K. Chung at Jefferson Medical College and the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.  This project will provide advocacy and community opportunities to trainees during a required pediatric outpatient rotation and a more intensive elective offered to medical students and pediatric and family medicine residents.  The initiative components include a monthly advocacy journal club, community site visits, and weekly Advocacy Cafes that focus on public health topics.  Educational tools include an advocacy quick guide, community site visit reports, reflective writings and related web-based articles and resources.

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LEADS (Leadership Education Advocacy Development Scholarship) 

Project Leader: 
Mark Earnest MD PhD, University of Colorado Medical School

Project Members:
Steve Federico MD, University of Colorado Medical School
Kathy Kennedy MD, University of Colorado Medical School
Rita Lee MD, University of Colorado Medical School

Project Description:
The LEADS Graduate Elective at the University of Colorado Denver was launched in 2007 to provide leadership and advocacy training to residents.  The demand for advocacy training in residency has continued to grow and we have expanded our elective accordingly.  The elective consists of 2 components: classroom work and a clinical rotation.

 

Classroom work focuses on health care systems - in the US and other countries, previous health care reform efforts, the politics of health reform - and advocacy skills - community organizing, coalition building, working with the legislature, writing opinion editorials, and working with the media.  The clinical rotations will be located at underserved clinics in Denver.  Participants will not only provide care for the clinic's patients, but will also select a patient or family to interview in depth.  The purpose of the interview will be to identify the needs of the patient and their family and to identify opportunities for advocacy.  By combining service and a leadership and advocacy curriculum, we hope to instill in residents the insight, skills and strategic thinking to become effective advocates.

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2008 Grantees

 


 

Leadership in Advocacy Block (LAB) Program


Project Leader:
Michele David MD, Boston University School of Medicine

Project Members:
Jessie M. Gaeta MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Angela Jackson MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Megan Sandel MD MPH, Boston Medical Center
Pamela Tames JD, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

Project Description:
Dr. David and her team have established the program at Boston Medical Center. The project exposes residents and students to many aspects of physician advocacy, including strategies to affect change, legislative advocacy skills, media skills, and coalition-building skills, as well as reflection on how these are inextricably and necessarily linked with clinical experiences. The initiative’s components include individual work in a primary care continuity clinic, didactic sessions, community experiences, reflection sessions, and an advocacy project.

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Advocating for Health in the Community

Project Leader:
Patricia Flanagan MD, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Project Members:
Scott Allen MD, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
David Keller MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Josiah Rich MD, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Project Description:
Dr. Flanagan and her team have created “Advocating for Health in the Community” at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The project works to expand the current rotation required for pediatric interns to include other learners, who together will work in clinical settings with underserved populations. Through many interactive activities including the Advocacy Bus Tour and small group projects, learners better understand the communities with which they work and the importance of the service aspects of physician professionalism.

 

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Pediatric Links with the Community

Project Leader:
Jeffrey Kaczorowski MD, University of Rochester Medical School

Project Members:
David Adler MD MPH, University of Rochester Medical School
C. Andrew Aligne MD MPH, University of Rochester Medical School
Theodore M. Brown PhD, University of Rochester Medical School

Project Description:
Dr. Kaczorowski and his team have established “Pediatric Links with the Community," which is a two-week introductory teaching block for PGY2 residents followed by protected time throughout the rest of their residency to work with vulnerable, underserved, or traditionally disenfranchised populations through clinical care. Learners work with a primary community-based partner and gain skills in cross-cultural communications, media communications, and interdisciplinary and community partnerships.aspects of physician advocacy, including strategies to affect change, legislative advocacy skills, media skills, and coalition-building skills, as well as reflection on how these are inextricably and necessarily linked with clinical experiences. The initiative’s components include individual work in a primary care continuity clinic, didactic sessions, community experiences, reflection sessions, and an advocacy project.

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