In this national survey of primary care providers and pediatricians, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 85 percent of providers believe that unmet social needs—things like access to nutritious food, reliable transportation and adequate housing—are leading directly to worse health for all Americans. Furthermore, 4 in 5 physicians do not feel confident in their capacity to meet their patients’ social needs, and they believe this impedes their ability to provide quality care.
These startling statistics point to the growing need and opportunity that exists to foster connections between community-based organizations (CBOs) and the health care sector to address these care gaps and challenges. The report provides first-hand validation from health care providers that points to a desire to partner with groups that can respond to the complex social and environmental issues many of their patients face.
View the resource: Health Care’s Blind Side Report