Webinars & Presentations

SIREN has collected educational videos and webinars that highlight research on programs that address social needs in clinical care settings. We've also included some resources (slides, infographics, etc.) that may help you as you write grants, prepare publications, or create research presentations on SIREN-related themes.

If you know of additional presentations or resources that should included here, please let us know.

Beyond Cost and Utilization: Rethinking Evaluation Strategies for Complex Care Programs

Apr 09, 2018
| Center for Health Care Strategies' Complex Care Innovation Lab National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

This webinar, cosponsored by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Complex Care Innovation Lab and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (National...

Moving the Needle on Patient Outcomes through Upstream Care

Mar 22, 2018
| Manik Bhat, CEO and Co-founder of HealthifyRishi Manchanda MD MPH, President and Founder of HealthBegins

In this video, Manik Bhat, CEO and Co-founder of Healthify, and Rishi Manchanda MD MPH, President and Founder of HealthBegins outline the critical steps healthcare system leaders need to take to build the infrastructure and support required for holistic care delivery in their organizations....

Workflow Models and Strategies to Collect Standardized Data on the Social Determinants of Health Using PRAPARE

Mar 28, 2018
| Michelle Jester, Research Manager at NACHC

The National Association of Community Health Centers presented this webinar to help those who are interested in implementing the Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE).

Learn the following skills:

1. Apply strategies to...

SIREN Webinar Recording: Identifying Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings

Feb 27, 2018
| Caroline Fichtenberg, PhDJacqueline Torres, PhDEmilia De Marchis, MDDeepak Palakshappa, MD, MSHP

The discussion highlighted existing evidence on the validity of food insecurity screening tools, patient acceptability of food insecurity screening, and ways to implement screening programs.

Linking Medical Homes to Social Service Systems for Medicaid Populations

Feb 21, 2018
| Sarah Scholle, DrPH, MPH, National Committee on Quality AssuranceKeri Christensen, MS, National Committee on Quality Assurance

Social risk factors such as low socioeconomic status are linked to poor health outcomes, increased emergency department (ED) visits and impact health care quality, cost, and use. Assessing and addressing these social risk factors can lead to improved patient outcomes. However, making connections...

Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Medicaid ACOs: Early State Efforts

Feb 14, 2018
| Tricia McGinnis, CHCS Mathew Spaan, Minnesota Department of Human Services Deborah Morales, Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services Deborah Faulkner, Faulkner Consulting Group Rachael Matulis, CHCS

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become increasingly prevalent in state Medicaid programs as a way to improve health care quality and control costs. Some states are beginning to use their ACO programs to address social determinants of health (SDOH) — such as living environment and...

Systems for Action Webinar: Carrying Capacity of Health/Social Services to Absorb Increased Referrals

Feb 07, 2018
| Danielle Varda, PhD, University of Colorado DenverKatie Edwards, MPA, The Nonprofit Centers Network

Presenters discuss their Systems for Action-funded projects focused on system alignment between medical and public health referrals to community resources as the result of increased screening for social determinants of health, with a focus on the following:

  • What kinds of resources
  • ...

Accountable Health Communities: CMS Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Screening Tool

Sep 25, 2017
| Alexander Billioux, MD, DPhil | Katherine Verlander, MPH | Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH

Dr. Billioux and Ms. Verlander share information on the new social needs screening tool developed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for use in the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model program. Alexander Billioux and Katherine Verlander of the Center for Medicare and...

Using Community Health Workers and Volunteers to Reach Complex Needs Populations

May 17, 2017
| Caitlin Thomas-HenkelLara ShadwickJane EmmertLinda DunbarDebra HickmanDemetrius FrazierWill TorrienteRachel Davis

To effectively reach individuals with complex medical and social needs, health care delivery systems are increasingly incorporating alternative roles into care teams, including community health workers, volunteers, neighborhood navigators, community paramedics, or pharmacists. This three-part...

Measuring Social Determinants of Health among Low-Income Populations: Early Insights from State Initiatives

Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPHPamela Riley, MD, MPHAnna Spencer, MPHSarah BartelmannArlene Ash, PhD

Understanding the health-related social needs of patients could help guide state Medicaid and other public agencies in supporting interventions to improve health outcomes for individuals with complex health and social needs. Scant best practice information is available, however, to inform state...