Screening for social needs prevalence is a critical first step to understanding many of the key factors – like food, heat and shelter – impacting your patients’ health. But making sure you ask the right questions—ones that accurately dig into the prevalence and impact of unmet social needs on your unique population and fit the scope of your program—can be challenging.
The Health Leads Screening Toolkit is the first to combine 20 years of experience implementing social needs programs with a patient-centered approach and well-researched, clinically-validated guidelines from sector authorities like the Institute of Medicine, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control — all in one place.
Download the toolkit today to access:
- Essential social needs domains, representing the most common unmet social needs facing patients today;
- Screening best practices, including guidance on question development, ease of use and clinical workflow integration;
- Sample recommended screening tool, offering sample questions around the essential social needs domains–in English and Spanish;
- Questions library, providing clinically-validated and patient-centered questions for each social needs domain, for a range of patient literacy levels.