New Resources - Supplemental Learning: Serving the Underserved


Serving the Underserved 


Section Contributor: Kate Connor, Anna Marie Carr 


 Online Resources 


  1. Frederick NTeaching Social Determinants of Health through Mini-Service Learning Experiences. 


Description of how to arrange brief (several hours) service learning experiences designed to expand students understanding of social determinants of health.  Created for medical students, but may be applied to residents.  (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, SBP 2) 


  1. Academic Pediatric Association, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Dyson Initiative  


A compilation of case-based teaching materials on topics relating to care of the underserved patients.  The materials are designed to be easily transportable from one training program to another.  This curriculum development project is still in development, so please complete the evaluation for any materials used.  (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, SBP 2) 


  1. Katzerman J and the Southern Poverty Law Center Children at Risk ProjectRacial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health and Health Care of Children  


The Southern Poverty Law Center's Children at Risk Project focuses upon youth of color who are disproportionately enrolled in the juvenile justice system.  The SPLC uses legal action, community education and mobilization, and media and legislative advocacy to address their legal and educational needs.  Their educational advocacy work emphasizes reforming school discipline and work to shift zero-tolerance policies to an evidence based practice of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support.  See also:  Utley CA, Kozleski E, Smith A, Draper IL.  Positive Behavior Support A Proactive Strategy for Minimizing Behavior Problems in Urban Multicultural Youth. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. Oct 2002: Vol 4(4); 196-207. (IPCS 1, PROF 2, SBP 2) 


  1. Wessler SF, et al. Health Equity and Children's Rights:  Shattered Families:  The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System.  


This study by the Applied Research Center is the first national investigation of threats to families when immigration enforcement and the child welfare system intersect.  ARC conservatively estimates that there are at least 5,100 children currently living in foster care whose parents have been either detained or deported. If the same rate holds true for new cases, in the next five years, at least 15,000 more children will face these threats to reunification with their detained and deported mothers and fathers. (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, 2, SBP 2, 3) 


  1. Linking Urban Families to Community Resources-The Childrens Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids).  


CAP4Kids (The Childrens Advocacy Project) was developed as an interprofessional team and family internet tool for providing  community resources and parental education.  The main website provides an overview; then each CAP4Kids city has its own content with local community resources organized into several  Parent Handouts. (IPCS 1, SBP 1, 2, 3) 




  1. Garner AS, et al. Policy Statement: Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science into Lifelong Health. Pediatrics 2012.  129(1):e224-e231 


AAP Policy Statement on the pediatricians role in preventing and managing exposure to early childhood adversity and toxic stress.  (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, SBP 2) 


  1. Wallace EA et al. An experiential community orientation to improve knowledge and assess resident attitudes toward poor patients. J Grad Med Ed 2013; 5(1).  

Description of an educational intervention, Resident Academy, and assessment of resident knowledge and attitudes related to poor patients. (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, SBP 2)  


  1. Cene CW.Community based teaching about health disparities J Gen Intern Med 2010 May; 25(Suppl 2): 130135.  


Guide for medical educators in teaching medical students and residents about health disparities through community-based activities including service learning and research. (PC 1, IPCS 1, PROF 1, SBP 2)