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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.

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Toolkit

Prepare, Test, and Spread: Experiences Implementing PRAPARE in Iowa

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This toolkit from Iowa is organized around the three stages of SDOH: Prepare, Test and Spread. The key concepts are organized under each of the stages. This toolkit provides existing and
new tools for each of the 21 concepts with guidance related to when an organization may want to use each tool or concept.

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 4: SDOH Dashboard Design - Advanced

HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series

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The Social Determinants of Health Data Dashboards training is a four-module series. Modules range from about 8 minutes to 12 minutes in length. Module four provides advanced-level information on using social determinants of health data and dashboards for facilitating and tracking social needs referrals, conducting predictive analysis with social determinants of health and health outcomes data, and using social determinants of health data to improve reimbursement for addressing social needs.

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 3: SDOH Dashboard Design - Intermediate

HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series

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The Social Determinants of Health Data Dashboards training is a four module series. Modules range from about 8 minutes to 12 minutes in length. Module three provides intermediate level information on collecting social determinants of health data and using data visualization for effective dashboards with stratification of data.

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 1: Introduction to SDOH Dashboard Design

HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series

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The Social Determinants of Health Data Dashboards training is a four module series. Modules range from about 8 minutes to 12 minutes in length. Module one provides an introduction to the role of screening and collecting data on social determinants of health, identifying social determinants of health measures and using data effectively, and assessing organizational data dashboard capability. Subsequent modules provide beginner, intermediate and advanced level considerations and examples for social determinants of health data dashboards. 

Making a Good First Impression: Digital Patient Intake Solutions

How Health Centers can Use Digital Intake Tools to Support Social Determinants of Health Data Collection

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Now more than ever, health centers know that addressing social determinants of health is key to ensuring patients from underserved and disadvantaged groups receive quality, informed, and comprehensive care. This resource explores how health centers can effectively and safely collect critical patient information, including sensitive information like social need screening, through digital patient intake solutions that rely on paper-free, data-smart registration and EHR integration. Health centers can walk through why adding these solutions to their clinics can engage rather than alienate patients, and how to implement these technologies to screen for social risk and improve the patient experience.

The resource is available in the Documents to Download section below.

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, and more. Identifying and addressing unmet social needs as part of the clinical encounter provides the opportunity to deliver higher-quality, whole-person care, advance population health, and reduce healthcare costs.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable contributions from the National Association of Community Health centers (NACHC) as well as HITEQ's Advisory Committee and many health centers who have graciously shared their experiences with HITEQ.

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