Our Mission

is to catalyze and disseminate high quality research that advances efforts to

identify and address social risks in health care settings.


What's New


Examining the Validity of Clinical Social Risk Screening Tools

July 18, 2019
This SIREN webinar will present results of a systematic review of the psychometric and pragmatic properties of commonly used multi-need social risk screening tools and the research behind the Hunger Vital SignTM, a widely used food security screening tool.

The Gravity Project

March 25, 2019
A national collaborative effort to help reduce barriers to interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.

June 2019 Research Round-Up

June 20, 2019
Recent literature on screening for social risks and/or addressing identified social needs in clinical settings.