IHELP Pediatric Social History Tool

2017

IHELP is a screening tool used in pediatric settings, based on previous work by by Kenyon et. al. in 2007, that explores 8 domains of social needs: income, insurance, hunger, housing conditions, homelessness risk, child educational needs, domestic violence, legal status, and power of attorney/guardianship. Download a word version of this questionnaire here and read about its use in this 2016 article by Colvin et. al. Many thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Colvin for sharing the questionnaire.

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Related publications:

Kenyon C, Sandel M, Silverstein M, Shakir A, Zuckerman B. Revisiting the social history for child health. Pediatrics. 2007;120(3):e734-738. PMID: 17766513. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-2495.

Sandel M, Hansen M, Kahn R, et al. Medical-legal partnerships: transforming primary care by addressing the legal needs of vulnerable populations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29(9):1697-1705. PMID: 20820029. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0038.

Garg A, Dworkin PH. Applying surveillance and screening to family psychosocial issues: implications for the medical home. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011;32(5):418-426. PMID: 21522019. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3182196726.

Baer TE, Gottlieb L, Sandel M. Addressing social determinants of health in the adolescent medical home. Curr Opin Pediatric. 2013;25(4):447-453. PMID: 23744098. DOI: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32836280ae.

Colvin JD, Bettenhausen JL, Anderson-Carpenter KD, et al. Multiple behavior change intervention to improve detection of unmet social needs and resulting resource referrals. Acad Pediatr. 2016;16(2):168-174. PMID: 26183003. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.06.001.

Colvin JD, Bettenhausen JL, Anderson-Carpenter KD, Collie-Akers V, Chung PJ. Caregiver opinion of in-hospital screening for unmet social needs by pediatric residents . Acad Pediatr. 2016;16(2):161-167. PMID: 26946270. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.06.002.