Social Determinants Updates
November 16 – December 6, 2019
Welcome to this week’s edition of Aligning for Health’s Social Determinants Updates newsletter. We hope it will be a helpful and informative biweekly compilation of news, reports, events, and opportunities.
News Clips and Reports
Forbes: (12/5) – One of the sessions at the Forbes Healthcare Summit discussed eight potential solutions to address social determinants of health “right here, right now.”
Health Leaders Media: (12/5) – A hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota has partnered with a local payer to split the payroll expense of a social worker to curb ER overuse and connect frequent ED users to social services that may be underlying their ED over usage.
Patient Engagement HIT: (12/4) – Nurses are essential figures in healthcare that are perfectly positioned to address social determinants of health by fostering strong patient relationships and driving a quality patient experience, but adequately addressing social determinants requires training, community resources and clinical integration. (more…)