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.


Data Sharing and the Law: Overcoming Health Care Sector Barriers to Sharing Data on Social Determinants

Jul 30, 2020
| Cindy Mann, JD, Partner, Manatt HealthAlexander Dworkowitz, JD, MPP, Partner, Manatt HealthLaura Gottlieb*, MD, MPH, Director, Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network *Moderator

Meaningfully integrating social risk screening and social interventions into health care delivery programs requires overcoming new challenges, including barriers to developing strong partnerships between health care providers and community-based organizations (CBOs). Since health care...

Key Questions for Improving Social Needs Intervention Research

Feb 25, 2020
| Dawn Alley, PhD, Deputy Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Value-Based Transformation at HHS Office of the SecretaryKamila Mistry, PhD, MPH, Associate Director at the Office of Extramural Research, Education & Priority Populations Senior Advisor, Value-Based Care & Senior Advisor, Child Health& Caroline Fichtenberg, Director, SIREN

This webinar featured a moderated discussion with the authors of the recent American Journal of Preventive Medicine article, “Improving social needs intervention research: Key questions for advancing the field.” It highlighted the key questions facing the field of healthcare-based social...

Understanding Opportunities and Barriers to Launching Social Care Initiatives in Medicare Advantage Plans

Nov 22, 2019
| David Meyers, Brown UniversityKali Thomas, PhD, Brown UniversityLaura Shields-Zeeman, PhD, MPH, University of California, San FranciscoLaura Skopec, MS, The Urban Institute

Recent federal policy changes have created new opportunities for Medicare Advantage plans to support social care in health care settings. Specifically, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) final call letter and federal Bipartisan Budget Act’s CHRONIC Care Act offer greater flexibility for...

Opportunities and Tensions in Community Based Organization-Health Care Collaborations to Address Patients' Social Needs

Sep 24, 2019
| Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPH, Center for Health Care StrategiesElena Byhoff, MD, MSc, Tufts Medical CenterHugh Alderwick, The Health Foundation

Presenters discussed on findings from recent research that explores community-based organization/health care collaborations to address patients’ social needs. Moderator Tricia McGinnis from the Center for Health Care Strategies provided an overview of the different ways state Medicaid agencies...

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?


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.

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...