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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.

Dashboarding Social Needs Data: Support Population Health and Advance Equitable Care through Visual Display of Social Determinants of Health

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

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As health centers work towards providing more patient-centered and equitable care, they are increasingly adopting standardized social needs screening tools, such as PRAPARE and others, to...

Federal Activities and Approaches to Advance Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability in Support of Community Health Centers

Health centers now report on social determinant of health screening activities and many use the PRAPARE tool for this purpose; for years, however, health centers have focused on the broader health and social needs of the individuals they serve often making referrals to community based...

Telehealth Strategies and Resources for Serving Patients with Limited English Proficiency

For many, telehealth has removed barriers and ensured that people receive care when and where it is most convenient. However, while telehealth can remove obstacles, if not used deliberately and thoughtfully, it can exacerbate many inequalities that exist in the United States. One factor that is...
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