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.


Examining the Validity of Clinical Social Risk Screening Tools

Jul 18, 2019
| Nora Henrikson, PhD, MPHRichard Sheward, MPPYuri Cartier, MPH, Moderator

Health care-based screening for social risks like food security, housing stability, and transportation access is rapidly spreading across US health care settings. The result has been an increased demand for multi-domain assessment tools, e.g. NACHC’s PRAPARE, CMMI’s Accountable...

Patient Acceptability of Social Risk Screening

Jun 20, 2019
| Emilia De Marchis, MD, MAS Elena Byhoff, MD, MSc Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD (Moderator)

Recognition of the impact of social risks on health has spurred widespread interest in social risk screening across the US health care sector. Although the goal of this screening is to improve patient care and connect patients to resources to help address social risks, the sensitive nature of...

Community resource referral platforms - Lessons from early health care adopters

Apr 18, 2019
| Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD Shao-Chee Sim Yuri Cartier, MPH Patricia Schoenemann Kristen Scholl Lori Petersen

Presenters discussed technologies that help health care organizations find and refer patients to social service organizations in order to help address patients' social needs. Webinar speakers provided an overview of the functionalities provided by nine platforms on the market in 2018 as well...

Lost in Translation? Evidence on Social Needs Screening and Intervention in Clinical Care

Oct 08, 2018
| Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH

At the 2018 Root Cause Coalition Summit, SIREN Director Laura Gottlieb presented the results of two separate social needs intervention studies and asks: What should have happened next?


Identifying Individuals with Health-Related Social Needs: Broad vs. Targeted Approaches

Oct 08, 2018
| Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH

SIREN Research Advisory Committee member Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, presented during the ...

Challenges of Putting Evidence to Practice on SDH Interventions

Oct 08, 2018
| Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH

In this presentation delivered at the 2018 Root Cause Coalition Summit, SIREN Research Advisory Committee member Dr. Rachel Gold, Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente NW Center for Health Research, delved into the challenges associated with adoping social risk factor documentation in...

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Connecting People with Complex Needs to Community Resources

Sep 10, 2018
| Center for Health Care Strategies

As the the second part  in the Transforming Complex Care...

Advancing the interoperability of social and behavioral determinants of health

Aug 20, 2018

In this presentation Dan Vreeman, Director of LOINC and Health Data Standards at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics, explores how enriching existing medical...

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....