Social Emergency Medicine

We offer innovative educational programming designed to stimulate discussion and  collaboration in Social Emergency Medicine. Students and residents have the opportunity to investigate health inequity, identify social needs contributing to disease, and develop solutions, all from an ED perspective.


  • Social Emergency Medicine and Community Engagement – EMED-125  (Wang, Lippert, Newberry, Anderson)
  • Community Advocacy Program (Newberry/Garcia)
  • Population Health/Practice of Medicine Stanford Medical School (Newberry)
  • Social and Environmental Determinants of Health – Peds 250/150 (Wang, Lippert, Bruce)
  • Human Trafficking - Number (Lippert, Walker)



We will run a quarterly lecture series, including a Grand Rounds speaker, on advocacy opportunities in emergency medicine.

Lectures will focus on topics of significant importance including gun control, gender and race disparities in health care access and outcomes, human trafficking, brief interventions for substance abuse, hepatitis C and HIV ED-based screenings and medical-legal partnerships.

Interested residents will be paired with mentors and have the opportunity to participate in on-going advocacy projects or develop their own.

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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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