Social determinants of health have become a primary front in our efforts to achieve better population health and to reduce healthcare disparities. While the need to address SDOH is clear, the “how?” is evolving. How can healthcare systems have an impact on community and social factors? How do frontline healthcare providers add this to busy schedules? Are community agencies prepared to engage with greater need identified through healthcare? How can healthcare systems collaborate with community agencies and with one another most effectively?
Components are being developed: screening tools to capture social determinant opportunities, platforms to partner with community agencies, and protocols to make it all happen.
This PopTalk session will feature a presentation, followed by a discussion among a panel of leaders representing a healthcare system, frontline primary care, and an agency already addressing SDOH for their constituents.
Recommended CitationBehan, MD, Kate; Asihene, MD, Daniel Kofi; Patti, MSW, LCSW, Melissa; and Kaminski, MD, MBA, Mitchell, "Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Practicalities for Healthcare Systems" (2021). Population Health Leadership Series: PopTalk Webinars. Paper 36.