Screening for social determinants of health at well-child appointments: A quality improvement project

Nurs Clin North Am

Children living in poverty are vulnerable to the adverse effects associated with unmet basic needs, such as food and housing. Poverty threatens the overall growth and development of children placing them at risk for poor cognitive, behavioral, and psychological outcomes. Addressing social determinants of health in the pediatric primary care setting is within the role of the pediatric primary care provider. The Model for Improvement guided this quality improvement project in the implementation of food and housing insecurity screening during well-child appointments in a rural health clinic.

Higginbotham K, Davis Crutcher T, Karp SM. Screening for social determinants of health at well-child appointments: A quality improvement project. Nurs Clin North Am. 2019;54(1):141-148. PMID: 30712540. DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2018.10.009.

Publication Year: 
2019
Resource Type: 
Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design: 
Other Study Design
Social Determinant of Health: 
Economic Security
Food/Hunger
Housing Stability
Population: 
Children and Youth
Outcomes: 
Social Needs/ SDH
Health & Health Behaviors
Screening Research: 
Yes