Social EM & Population Health Committee
Who We Are
Emergency physicians are the front line providers for under-served patients and witness the downstream effects of social determinants of health every day. Social EM is an emerging niche that explores the social forces that impact our patients and how these forces intersect with systems of emergency care. Are you interested in health disparities and inequities? Are you passionate about public health, community partnerships and improving care for vulnerable patients? If you care about advocacy, education and research in service of our patients and communities please join the Social EM and Population Health Committee!
Faith C. Quenzer, DO MPH FAAEM
Jordan Vaughn, MD
L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM
AAEM recognizes that health inequities and social determinants of health are tied to health outcomes and that the emergency department plays a crucial role in advocacy for vulnerable patients and communities. The AAEM Social EM and Population Health Mini Grant is designed to advance the body of knowledge related to social emergency medicine and population health and develop future EM leaders in these topics.
The proposed project must have a focus on research, education and/or community engagement related to social emergency medicine and/or population health. Sample topics include: health disparities, substance use disorders, immigrant health, LGBTQ health, firearm violence, interpersonal violence, housing and homelessness.
Priority will be given to projects with applicability to a wide variety of emergency department settings. Grantees are responsible for design, planning, and implementation of the project.
This grant cannot fund:
- Contributions to cash reserves and/or endowment funds
- Lobbying or attempting to influence federal, state, or local legislation
- Fundraising events, activities, and related expenses (e.g., benefits, dinners, etc.)
Requests may not exceed $2,500. A submission may receive funding for more than one year, but a new application must be submitted each year. Approval of one year of funding carries with it no assurance of continued funding in subsequent years.
Grantees must acknowledge the grant in all project publicity and materials with the statement “[Name of Project] is supported by a grant from the AAEM Social EM & Population Health Committee.”
Applications are now closed.
- An Unlikely Pairing: Gun Violence and COVID-19 by Brenda Arthur, MD and Jada Watts, BS, May/June 2023
- The Climate Crisis and Forced Displacement: Health Implications and Recommendations for Emergency Medicine Physicians by Salma Yusuf, MS4, Tai Donovan, MS4, and William Mundo, MD MPH, January/February 2023
- Championing U.S.-Mexico Border Partnerships and Collaboration through Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education: An Interview with Eva Tovar Hirashima, MD MPH by Faith Quenzer, DO MPH, November/December 2022
- Outside the ED walls: How one Ohio ED responded to the opioid crisis by opening a clinic by Lorado Mhonda, MS4 and Sara Urquhart, MS4 RN MA, January February 2022
- Housing is Health Care: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Change the Way We Address Homelessness in the ED by Victor Cisneros, MD, MPH; Shashank Somasundaram, BS; and Sara Urquhart, MA RN, September/October 2021
- Training Future Leaders: Social Emergency Medicine Fellowship, July/August 2021
- Social EM Spotlight: Dr. Kraftin Schreyer: An Emergency Department Based Hepatitis A Vaccination Program: A Merge of Social Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Operations, May/June 2021
If you are interested in joining our committee, apply today!Apply to Join a Committee
Appointments are confirmed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).