HealthBegins Upstream Risk Screening Tool


This social needs screening survey contains questions on: education, employment, social support, immigration, financial strain, housing insecurity and quality, food insecurity, transportation, violence exposure, stress, and civic engagement. The survey also includes recommended screening frequency for each question and a scoring system to calculate an overall upstream risk score. The tool incorporates measures from the Institute of Medicine’s recommended social and behavioral domains and measures for electronic health records.

Access to the tool is available by filling out a short survey on the HealthBegins website.