Social Determinants of Health Part 1: Screening for Patient Social Risks in Integrated Care Settings
Individuals experiencing co-occurring physical health, behavioral health and social determinants of health needs continue to face significant inequities based on racial, ethnic and economic challenges across all care settings. Populations of color, children and adolescents, older adults, uninsured and low-income patients especially and more often receive inadequate care for mental health and substance use treatment challenges. These inequities arise when certain populations are made vulnerable to illness or disease, often through the inequitable distribution of protections and supports.
Partnerships between integrated health care organizations and social services organizations can serve as a key strategy to address these health inequities and improve overall health and wellbeing of individuals. Additionally, integrated and coordinated services that address the social needs and social determinants of health can mitigate strains on the United States health care system, improve health and health equity especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Join us on Thursday, March 3, 3 – 4 p.m. ET for our Center of Excellence webinar titled Screening for Patient Social Risks in Integrated Care Settings. Hear from subject matter experts and learn more about integrating social care into the delivery of general health, mental health and substance use treatment services.