Screening for Social Needs: Guiding Care Teams to Engage Patients

June 10, 2019


A crucial step to addressing patients' social needs is having a conversation to fully understand what they are experiencing. This new tool from AHA’s The Value Initiativeincludes strategic considerations for implementing a screening program, tips for tailoring screenings to hospitals' unique communities, case examples and a list of national organizations that can help connect patients with local resources. The associated podcast includes highlights from a panel discussion at the Association for Community Health Improvement National Conference about how hospitals drive value by screening for social needs.

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