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Latest Blog Posts in 2020

Can Hospitals and Clinics Spread Social Health Integration Faster and Better? Results of an 18-Month Collaborative Says They Can.

We set out to explore and understand how to both improve and spread these existing pilots – operationally and financially. Two years later, we’ve reached the end of the Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI), a community of 21 innovative primary care teams and community partners across the country committed to increasing the number of people who have the essential resources they need to be healthy.

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Patient Perspectives on Addressing Social Needs in Primary Care Using a Screening and Resource Referral Intervention

We were honored to participate in this important study with our friends from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, University of Washington, Clarify Health Solutions and Contra Costa Health Services. Read how a human-centered intervention not only improved patients' access to resources, but enabled them to report feeling listened to and cared for, which they perceived as noteworthy in their lives, and strengthen therapeutic relationships.

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Storyboard: Engaging Patients in Social Determinants of Health Program Improvement

At the 2019 Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, presenters Rosa Palcios and Adrianna Saada shared patient engagement strategies, highlighting different patient leadership structures, lessons learned and key findings from our Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration.

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Worksheet

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is a framework for testing and implementing changes on a small scale - and is highly applicable and relevant to social health integration.