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Screening for health-related social needs in the emergency department: Adaptability and fidelity during the COVID-19 pandemic
Am J Emerg Med
Background and objectives: We sought to evaluate a screening and referral program for health-related social needs (HRSN) in our ED.
Social risk screening in pediatric primary care anticipates acute care utilization
Pediatr Emerg Care
Should we screen for poverty in primary care?
Br J Gen Pract
This pandemic oversees the worst economic decline for almost 300 years,1 which will widen existing health inequalities.2 This has resulted in rising poverty levels and increasing numbers of people claiming state benefits, with probable knock-on effect
Implementation of targeted screening for poverty in a large primary care team in Toronto, Canada: a feasibility study
BMC Fam Pract
Background: Poverty has a significant influence on health. Efforts to optimize income and reduce poverty could make a difference to the lives of patients and their families.
Identifying and addressing health-related social needs through primary care Innovation in Medicaid managed care.
Social determinants of health — the conditions in which we live, work, and play — are critical drivers of health outcomes. People insured through Medicaid often have unmet health-related social needs that impact their well-being.
Using community-based participatory research methods to inform care for patients experiencing homelessness: An opportunity for resident education on health care disparities
AEM Educ Train
People experiencing homelessness (PEH) suffer higher burdens of chronic illnesses, have higher rates of emergency medicine (ED) use and hospitalization, and ultimately are at increased risk for premature death compared to housed counterparts.
Clinical stakeholder perspectives on pediatric inpatient screening for social needs
Objectives: Social determinants of health (SDoH) are major drivers of health outcomes and quality of life.
To bring food into health, we must bring health to the food system
Health Affairs Blog
Two of the oldest maxims in health care are “do no harm” and “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, these two maxims may no longer be compatible.
Community resource connection for pediatric caregivers with unmet social needs: A qualitative study
Objective: Pediatric health systems are increasingly screening caregivers for unmet social needs. However, it remains unclear how best to connect families with unmet needs to available and appropriate community resources.