In focus: Creating pathways and partnerships to address patients’ social needs

Although health care professionals have long understood that social factors, including food insecurity and unstable housing, have an outsized effect on health, many have lacked the resources and financial incentives to intervene. This issue of Transforming Care looks at how new technologies and payment models can support efforts by health care providers and plans to assess patients’ nonmedical risks and work with nonprofit agencies, social services providers, and other community partners to help address them.

Hostetter M, Klein S. In focus: Creating pathways and partnerships to address patients’ social needs. Transforming Care: Reporting on Health System Improvement. The Commonwealth Fund. June 22, 2017. Available online.

Publication Year: 
2017
Resource Type: 
Commentary
Social Determinant of Health: 
Economic Security
Education/Literacy
Employment
Food/Hunger
Housing Quality
Housing Stability
Legal Services
Social Support
Transportation
Outcomes: 
Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
Screening Research: 
Yes
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