This webinar provided an overview of findings from a document released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation titled, “Building the Evidence Base for Social Determinants of Health Interventions”, which was released in September 2021. The webinar conveyed key findings from this report and discussed specific intervention components that improve health, and which interventions might achieve sustained and lasting improvements in population health. Specifically, the webinar covered the following:
• What role do SDOH play in integrated care?
• An overview of the findings of the report, successes, and challenges
• How health centers can screen for risks related to SDOH
• A discussion on intervention components and strategies for improving health
Natalie M. Slaughter, MS, is a Technical Expert Lead with JBS International. Ms. Slaughter has 17 years of experience providing training and technical assistance (T/TA), evaluation, and implementation of a variety of behavioral health, prevention, and population health policies and programs. She has provided T/TA to state health officials to advance primary care and behavioral health integration and workforce development, directed the planning and evaluation of treatment and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and delivered strategic guidance to national health insurance programs, including commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare. As a JBS Technical Expert Lead, Ms. Slaughter serves as a technical expert lead for the HRSA BHTA SDoH Roundtable Series to support federally qualified health centers in their efforts to identify and address social need and social risk in an integrated care setting. Ms. Slaughter chairs the JBS Health Disparities Work Group and holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.