Social Emergency Medicine & Health Equity Projects

Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Emergency Medicine Immersion Program

To provide a six-week, fully immersive, multifaceted mentorship and educational program for URM students applying to emergency medicine during the summer months. 

Project leads: Nancy Anaya, Joe Graterol
Site: Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Anti-Black Racism in Mental Health Emergency Settings (ARiES)

Using quantitative and qualitative methods, along with community engagement, to examine racial and ethnic disparities in physical restraints among patients presenting to the emergency department with behavioral health needs.
Project leads: Rosny Daniel, Anneka Hooft 
Site: UCSF Parnassus 

Empowering Investment in Our Community: Growth & Expansion of the Discharge Navigator Tool

To develop, expand, and assess a novel discharge navigator tool that helps clinicians identify tailored community resources for patients based on their specific demographics and social needs. 
Project leads: Christopher Peabody, Nicholas Stark, Theresa Cheng 
Site: Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Moving Equity Metrics from an Afterthought to the Forefront with a Hospital-Wide Sepsis Quality Initiative

Establishing multidisciplinary partnerships and examining outcome metrics using the Department’s Equity Dashboard to ensure that implementing “The Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Management Bundle (SEP-1)" does not exacerbate health disparities.
Project leads: Christopher Peabody, Steven Straube, Malini Singh
Site: Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Community-Based Development of an Expanded PsySTART Triage System to Include Firearm Screening

Using a community needs assessment (survey and key informant interviews) and stakeholder engagement to develop and implement a firearm screening protocol for youth 10-17 years of age seen in the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Emergency Department for assault.
Project leads: Ashkon Shaahinfar, Noopur Jain, Kenshata Watkins, Carol Chen
Site: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland