Therese Wetterman, Director, Learning Network I’ve spoken with dozens of social needs program managers from effective social needs initiatives that differ in aim, scope, size and design. The one thing they all have in common? A change management strategy that meaningfully engages the whole care community – leadership, patients, providers and care-teams. When this vital… Read More >

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Therese Wetterman, Director, Learning Network When we ran our SN201 Workshop Alumni Survey earlier this year, I wasn’t surprised to learn that 96% of folks who participated in our Workshop are currently screening and referring patients to essential needs or planning to do so within a year. What did surprise me was the number of… Read More >

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Therese Wetterman, Director, Learning Network  When you arrive as a new patient at one of 11 clinical sites at the Denver, Colorado-based Metro Community Provider Network (MPCN), you’ll find that alongside a discussion of your medical history, you’ll answers questions like, “Do you have adequate food? Adequate housing? Are you comfortable discussing your medical needs with… Read More >

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by: Amy Hulberg, MPP When Health Leads launched our Social Needs Screening Toolkit in the summer of 2016, it stood as the lone comprehensive blueprint for health systems seeking to identify and screen patients for adverse social determinants of health. Though a number of basic screening templates were available at the time, the need for… Read More >

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