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Lessons Learned in Social Need Screening Lessons Learned in Social Need Screening

Lessons Learned in Social Need Screening

Takeaways and examples from interviews with health centers

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In recent years, health centers have become increasingly interested in and charged with not only addressing the health concerns of their patients, but centering and responding to patient’s social needs. According to Healthy People 2030, social needs, also known as the social determinants of health, are the conditions in the environments where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Social needs encompass the quality of and access to resources such as housing, transportation, safety, employment, food,...
Strategies for Determining the Frequency of Social Need Screening Strategies for Determining the Frequency of Social Need Screening

Strategies for Determining the Frequency of Social Need Screening

Resource developed April 2022

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When implementing a social need screening program, it can be challenging to identify how frequently to conduct the screening with patients. Health centers may have to explore various strategies to develop a workflow that prevents appointment backups and reduces the burden on staff. This resource shares examples of strategies gleaned from interviews with health centers.

Lessons Learned: Implementing and Expanding Social Needs Screening Programs in Health Centers - Session 5: Learning Lab

HITEQ Learning Collaborative Series

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This learning collaborative by the HITEQ Center allowed participants to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and...
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