Live Where You Work
Original Presentation Date: 4/25/2019
Facilitator Lesson Plan
This team-based, active-learning activity features Kate Abraham, MD, MPH, from Cahaba Family Medicine-Urban, Birmingham, Alabama. Family medicine doctors provide the majority of care for underserved rural and urban patients. Their workplaces are distributed more proportionally throughout the US than any other specialty. What if we took a step beyond working in underserved areas, to living in them too? We will discuss geography’s influence on poverty and access to health care. We will also discuss the benefits and challenges of both living and working in underserved areas. Stories of physicians who both live and work in underserved areas will be shared, as well as advice for residents considering living in the community where they are serving.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe geography’s influence on poverty.
- Explore the demographic make-up of the areas in which they live and work.
- Discuss the benefits and challenges of living in the community in which they work.
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your ALP session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the ALP materials on your experience.