This resource was co-authored by Elsbeth Sites, Data Analyst at Health Leads, and Hee sung Shin, Research Scientist at the University of Southern California. Social Network ...
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Best Practices: Using Social Determinants of Health Resource and Referral Data to Increase Equitable Access and Connection Rates to Essential Resources
Grounded in Health Leads’ 10+ years of experience in resource database management, this report provides insight into how data usage and interpretation can impact equitable access to resources and improve connection rates.
Community Information Exchange Summit 2020: Accelerating Multi-Sector Collaboration to Advance Equity
We were proud to be a co-collaborator at the 2020 Community Information Exchange Summit, a national conference hosted by 2-1-1 San Diego. Here you can find all of our sessions, which focused on the importance of centering community and applying an anti-racism lens in order to achieve health equity.
Relationship between Intervention Dosage and Success of Resource Connections in a Social Needs Intervention
Published in the journal Public Health, this study from Health Leads and Westat shows evidence that the number and type of patient-navigator interactions improves successful resource connections. These findings provide insight for how to structure and deliver social need programs to achieve greater success.
Data democratization has a profound intersection with racial equity, histories of trauma and data extraction. It is a crucial step in dismantling existing structures of power and returning control of data to the people that allow it to exist - and it's happening across the U.S. Here's how it works.
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.