Social risk-informed care: Scoping review and qualitative research to inform implementation at Kaiser Permanente
Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET)
In this project commissioned by SONNET we aimed to: 1) understand to what degree social risks-informed care is being implemented across the eight KP Regions; 2) determine organizational readiness and plans to enhance this practice; and 3) inform best practices/ strategies to facilitate social risks-informed care based on current literature. To do this we used a two-pronged approach that consisted of a scoping review and a series of qualitative interviews and focus groups conducted across all eight regions. Our hope is that the findings will be considered as foundational and evidence-based knowledge that will be used to inform future KP initiatives designed to enhance social risks-informed care practices (e.g., provider and care team training, medical student instruction and/or practicums, and advanced clinical decision support tools).
Fitzpatrick SL, Papajorgji-Taylor D. Social risk-informed care: scoping review and qualitative research to inform implementation at Kaiser Permanente. Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET). December 2021. Available online.