Keyword: Quality Improvement

Introduction: Social determinants of health (SDOH) account for 80% of modifiable factors in a population's health. Addressing SDOH in a healthcare setting can improve care, patient experience, health outcomes, and decrease cost.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

A road map to address the social determinants of health through community collaboration

A.W. Henize, A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein, M. Adams, R.S. Kahn
Pediatrics

Economic, environmental, and psychosocial needs are common and wide-ranging among families cared for in primary care settings. Still, pediatric care delivery models are not set up to systematically address these fundamental risks to health.

Publication year
2015
Resource type
Commentaries & Blogs

Addressing basic resource needs to improve primary care quality: A community collaboration programme

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, C. Hong, B.J. Stowell, K.J. Tirozzi, C.Y. Traore, S.J. Atlas
BMJ Qual Saf

Background: Unmet basic resource needs, such as difficulty affording healthcare, medications, food and housing, may contribute to worse healthcare quality indicators, but interventions are hampered by lack of specific knowledge regarding the distribution of unmet basic resourc

Publication year
2016
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Integrating social and medical data to improve population health: Opportunities and barriers

L. Gottlieb, R. Tobey, J. Cantor, D. Hessler, N.E. Adler
Health Affairs

Recent efforts in medical settings to identify social determinants of health have focused primarily on screening for the purpose of improving care for individual patients and getting standardized data into electronic health records (EHRs).

Publication year
2016
Resource type
Commentaries & Blogs

Introduction: Connecting patients admitted with asthma to community-based services could improve care and more efficiently allocate resources. We sought to develop and evaluate an intervention to mitigate in-home environmental hazards (eg, pests, mold) for such children.

Publication year
2013
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

Publication year
2015
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research