1st Annual Communities of Practice Conference
On August 10 – August 11, 2017, the National Center for Medical Education Development and Research held its 1st Annual Community of Practice (CoP) Conference at the Courtyard Marriott Green Hills in Nashville entitled: Curriculum and Training: Practice Transformation in the Age of Training Millennials.
The purpose of the conference was to enhance the understanding of how different populations perceive the problem, refine and ensure cultural appropriateness of proposed intervention methods and materials. The conference also explored the effects of social and physical environments on health outcomes of vulnerable populations, which can enhance our understanding of how macro-social factors such as racial segregation, social networks, distribution of wealth, racism, and existing public policies may constrain personal health options and affect health disparities as we reach for health equity for vulnerable populations.
The conference covered year one research conducted by faculty as well as included 25 national experts who provided feedback on how to include, improve, and enhance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate health professional training for vulnerable populations (LGBTQ, homeless persons, and migrant workers) using the patient-centered medical home model.