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 systematically identify the challenges patients face in managing and improving their health, such as food and housing insecurity, transportation barriers, or safety concerns. This information can be used to make impactful care planning and programmatic changes that lead to improvements in health outcomes, resource utilization, and reimbursement. Data dashboards help analyze social determinants of health information in visual displays that deepen insights and trigger action towards addressing patient’s social needs, improving population health, and reducing inequities in care.
This webinar provided a foundational overview of social determinants of health dashboard design and presents case studies from health centers leading the way on use of social determinants of health data dashboards to build community partnerships, improve linkages to services outside the four walls of the clinic, and demonstrate the value-based impact of social needs services in improving the health, well-being, and quality of life of communities served. One health center shared their experience building dashboards and using them in their clinic.