Using Experiential Education in Health Professions Training to Improve Health Equity: Lessons Learned From Interviews With Key Informants

Authors: India Ornelas, PhD, MPH | Malaika Schwartz, MPH | Janice A Sabin, PhD, MSW | Bianca Frogner, PhD

Topics: Diversity, Education and Training

Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies

January 17, 2023

Health researchers view social determinants of health as one of the underlying causes of health inequities in the United States. There has been an increasing demand for health professionals to become more educated about the role of social determinants of health—one strategy that addresses this is experiential education programs as part of health professions training.

This article identifies best practices in experiential education programs related to social determinants and health equity for training purposes, as well gaps in current models, and suggestions to broaden implementation of these programs.

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University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies