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The Bellevue / NYU Social Emergency Medicine (SEM) Project is a collaboration between residents, faculty, administrative staff and community partners to create a foundational home for the research and practice of social emergency medicine.
This portal is designed to aggregate and connect SEM-related content from around the web for researchers, learners, and practitioners. The growing list of categories below is by no means exhaustive nor fully-representative of the expanding domain of Social Emergency Medicine. If you’d like to help us with additional content as we build this site, please see the submission form below.
The Jail Health-Care Crisis
Reflection in the New Yorker about how the correctional justice system exacerbates public health emergencies
Racist Like Me — A Call to Self-Reflection and Action for White Physicians
A NEJM perspective piece on deep-rooted racism in medicine
NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System
A powerful NYC-based coalition of medical groups combating racism in the health care system
Emergency Department Connection to Care With Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder (ED-CONNECT)
An ongoing study ED-based study to learn resources are needed to improve outcomes for patients with opioid use disorder, led by NYU’s Dr. Ryan McCormack
ED-Home Pilot Study
A new ED-based homelessness prevention feasibility study by NYU’s Dr. Kelly Doran
Homelessness Prevention Portal from NYC
Physicians for a National Health Program
The largest and most active physician group advocating for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance
Single Payer Factsheet
Talking points for single-payer advocacy, brought to you by PNHP
Results of a Voter Registration Project at 2 Family Medicine Residency Clinics in the Bronx, New York
Summary of a voter registration project to empower patients, discussed in SEM Academy
Will Physicians Vote?
Opinion piece published in Annals of Internal Medicine on improving physician voting behavior; discussed in SEM Academy
Do Doctors Vote?
Survey of physician voting patterns
Delivering Health Care on the Streets: Challenges and Opportunities for Quality Management
Analysis of several Street Medicine programs around the country, discussed in SEM Academy
Street Medicine: An Example of Reality-based Health Care
Primer on Street medicine, discussed in SEM Academy
Ensuring Access to Quality Health Care in Vulnerable Communities
Commentary piece published in Academic Medicine on recent AHA measures to improve care to vulnerable populations, discussed in SEM Academy
Universal healthcare in the US is possible. We already have proof.
Recent NYU/Bellevue SEM grad Farzon Nahvi’s article in The Guardian on universal healthcare.
Extended-release Naltrexone and Care Management for Alcohol Dependent Frequent Emergency Department Users
Dr. Ryan McCormack’s ongoing clinical trial on Naltrexone and Care Management
How one man’s death launched a street-homelessness aid project
Fascinating Politico article about Dr. Ryan McCormack’s early work with homeless frequent ED utilizers.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Has searchable database of substance abuse treatment centers. A lot of overlap with HITE here, but OASAS also has a “bed availability” dashboard that looks like it is updated regularly (most said they were last updated on the day I checked or the day prior).
Homeless Survival Guide
Bulletpointed resource guides, largely patient-facing, good springboard for patients with internet access
There Is Help Wiki
Resources for abuse, violence, alcoholism, depression, suicidality
Watch this space for updates on upcoming events through the Social Emergency Medicine Academy!