Social Emergency Medicine
Social emergency medicine (Social EM) examines the intersection of emergency care and the social factors that influence health outcomes. The program started with a focus on suicide prevention and mental health emergencies, with projects such as the ED Safety Assessment & Follow-up Evaluation (ED-Safe), and has now expanded its focus to include disparities in emergency care, and adverse social determinants of health.
- Adverse social determinants of health (aSDoH)
- Screening and linkage
- Healthcare disparities
- Health literacy
The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) study surveyed a nationally representative sample of US EDs in order to identify positive deviants whose successful interventions and practices against healthcare associated infections can be used to generate evidence-based infection control policies, strategies, and toolkits for other EDs nationally. For more information, contact Dr. Jay Schuur.