August 18, 2017

Special Invitation to ACU Subscribers

Become a HealthBegins.org Beta User and You Could Win $125 Have you ever cared for a patient whose most pressing problem was substandard housing, hunger or unemployment, but you felt unsure how to help?  Join HealthBegins.org, a new online platform founded by NHSC alumni and ACU members. Connect with innovators, experts and colleagues and learn how your clinic can address patients' social needs, while earning recognition and meaningful rewards! In a special partnership with … [Read more...]

Featured Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are nifty tools for cell phones and other wireless devices that help users manage their health. This month’s featured mobile app, UMSkinCheck,  is designed to facilitate regular skin checks for cancer screening. UMSkinCheck was developed at the University of Michigan in a joint effort involving clinical and technology experts. It is available for iPhones and iPads and downloadable from iTunes. Read more about it here. Tell us if you know of a mobile app that would be of interest … [Read more...]

Panel Defines Cultural Competencies

What does it take to prepare culturally competent clinicians? In their report, Cultural Competence in Education for Students in Medicine and Public Health (July 2012), an expert panel convened by the Association of American Medical College (AAMC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) identified a set of core competencies necessary to prepare culturally competent practitioners. The report provides tools for  faculty to integrate cultural competency education into the curriculum … [Read more...]