Coffee & Science: Hot Topics in Social and Health Care Integration
"Alignment" & "Advocacy" series September 10th - November 19th
SIREN Coffee & Science is a biweekly series of 30-minute conversations between experts in social interventions research, practice, and policy. Join our live events to hear leaders grapple with thorny issues at the intersection of clinical and social care. You can also listen to the conversations on demand at any time by subscribing to our podcast on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, or using the links below.
Our events are organized around the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s “Five As Framework”, which defined roles that health care organizations can play in integrating social care. For more on what each of the five “As” means and why SIREN adopted this framework for the series, check out our special introductory podcast episode with Dr. Laura Gottlieb and Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo.
Beginning September 10th, in contrast to the first 3 ‘A’s, Alignment and Advocacy shift the focus from individual patients to communities. Alignment activities enable health care systems to understand their communities’ social care needs and assets, and deploy resources to address social needs at the community level. Advocacy activities bring together health and social care organizations to promote policies that facilitate the creation and redeployment of resources to address health and social needs.
We hope you will join us for these upcoming conversations, all on Fridays from 9:30-10am Pacific (12:30-1pm Eastern):
- September 10: Clinic-Based Community Organizing to Improve Health Equity – Hilary Mar Lopez Nichols, OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond Clinic, and Toffer Lehnherr, Partnership Health Center
- September 24: The Health Care Anchor Model– Wylie Liu, MPH, MPA, UCSF, and Darlene Hightower, JD, Rush University Medical Center
- October 8: Community-Hospital Collaborations to Improve Neighborhoods – Kelly Kelleher, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Rev. John Edgar, United Methodist Church & Community Development for All People
- October 22: Taking Action on Housing as a Political Determinant of Health – Bich Ha Pham, JD, Healthcare Anchor Network, and Mike Koprowski MA, Ed.M, National Low Income Housing Coalition
- November 5: Using Procurement to Support Sustainable Local Food Systems – Nessia Berner Wong, MPH, Change Lab Solutions and Lauren Poor, MPH, Healthcare Without Harm
- November 19: Why and How a Health Center Created a Social Enterprise – Damon Francis, MD, Health Leads, and Noha Aboelata, MD, Roots Community Health Center
Community-Hospital Collaborations to Improve Neighborhoods
The Health Care Anchor Model
Clinic-Based Community Organizing to Improve Health Equity
Are Real Time Pharmacy Benefits Tools Actually Social Care Adjustments?
The Promise and Pitfalls of Adjusting Care to Context
Opportunities for Informatics to Inform Social Care Adjustment Strategies