Integrating Health and Social Care to Improve the Nation’s Health: An Interdisciplinary Committee’s Consensus Findings and Recommendations
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Consistent and compelling evidence demonstrates strong associations between social risk factors and health outcomes, leading to a growing number of healthcare payment and practice innovations related to identifying and addressing patients’ social needs, alongside traditional medical care—and often partnering with community-based organizations (CBO) to address individual and family needs. In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) convened an 18-month national expert committee to examine efforts to integrate social care and health care services to achieve better health outcomes. The committee’s report was released in September 2019.
The report highlights several intersecting approaches to address social risk factors, including: healthcare sector approaches to providing social care and to strengthening the social resources landscape; workforce demands of social and medical care integration; health information and technology needs of social and medical care integration; payment models that can support integration; and barriers to improving integration. Join this Aging and Disability Business Institute webinar, in which committee member, Robyn Golden will present an overview of its consensus findings and recommendations, emphasizing opportunities for CBOs to advocate for and elevate their role in improving health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
This webinar includes complementary ASWB CE credits.
Robyn Golden, M.A., L.C.S.W., is associate vice president of Population Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Recently she served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee studying the Integration of Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care.
• Describe the final report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, called “Integrating Social Needs Care and the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Medicine Upstream,
• I dentify key recommendations and opportunities for stakeholders in community-based organizations to take action; and
• Explain the study in context of various initiatives across the nation that address inequities in health and well-being by making healthcare more responsive to social needs.