Screening for Social Determinants of Health Among Children & Families Living in Poverty: A Guide for Clinicians
Twenty percent of all children in the United States live in poverty, and because of this, pediatric providers must familiarize themselves with the associated social determinants of health. This research published in Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care — and the accompanying resource — outline key social and psychosocial factors that often affect children living in poverty. The article also addresses the role clinicians and other care providers can play in addressing these the social and environmental drivers of children’s health.
AUTHORS: Esther K. Chung, MD, MPH; Benjamin S. Siegel, MD; Arvin Garg, MD, MPH; Kathleen Conroy, MD, MS; Rachel S. Gross, MD, MS; Dayna A. Long, MD; Gena Lewis, MD; Cynthia J. Osman, MD, MS; Mary Jo Messito, MD; Roy Wade Jr, MD; H. Shonna Yin, MD, MS; Joanne Cox, MD; and Arthur H. Fierman, MD