The Intersection of Health Policy and Academia
After reading this chapter learners will be able to define important terms in health policy and academia, identify a framework for health advocacy created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and understand how that framework was implemented in historical examples such as the AMA Medical Student Section efforts in ending AMA advertising relationships with tobacco companies, White Coats for Black Lives movement, and LGBTQ+ advocacy within Latino medical student organizations. Throughout these vignettes, the overlap between health policy and academia will be featured, ensuring learners understand how patient advocacy can lead to academic success and augment careers in academic medicine. This chapter ends with a review of additional training and professional opportunities that integrate skills in health policy and academia.
KeywordsHealth policy Academia Diversity Health advocacy Framework LGBTQ Latino Patient advocacy Academic success Career Academic medicine
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