SocMed aims to expand the conversation on the social determinants of health and build a movement committed to health equity
We are SocMed: Education for Equity
Praxis. Personal. Partnership.
Through social medicine courses and initiatives that accelerate personal transformation and cultivate collaboration across difference, we activate and grow health professional communities who grasp, challenge, and change the social and political determinants of health in order to advance health equity.
Founded in 2011, SocMed, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a social justice organization that develops curricula and implements training that engages with the social determinants of health to inspire a lifetime of personal commitment and action aiming for health equity. Targeting the continuum of health professional training, we are working to expand the conversation on and engagement with the social determinants of health through education and movement building.
Please help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 by the end of 2017 to support our programs in Uganda and the Twin Cities (MN) and our expanding work to build a global movement of people committed to the teaching and practice of social medicine.
Donations made today by 5pm (November 16th) will be matched by a generous donor (up to a total of $500).
Three values guide SocMed’s community building efforts, which we refer to as the three P’s:
Praxis – Putting our ideas into action.
Inspired by Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator, we believe that constant interplay between reflection and action generates critical analysis of the world and deepens our ability to effectively respond.
Personal – Where we come from matters.
Critical self-awareness enhances our ability to undo harmful structural and societal factors of which we are all part.
Partnership – Advancing equity, together.
Community-building amongst individuals with varied demographic backgrounds offers the most innovative and just means of moving towards health equity for all.
Join us as we transform education for health professionals to improve health of communities throughout the world.
"I cannot recommend this course highly enough if you are passionate about making a change and learning about social justice and health care. If you already have plans - cancel them and do this instead."
Katie Martin, Resident Physician, University of Washington, USA
"One of the courses that changed my view about health."
Irakoze Magnifique, Resident Physician, Rwanda