NACHC Food Insecurity Resources: NACHC, with support from the Medtronic Foundation, released Community Health Centers as Food Oasis Partners: Addressing Food Insecurity for Patients and Communities to understand the depth and breadth of what health centers do every day to assure their patients and communities have access to nutritious food. Check out featured case studies, potential food partners, recommendations on getting started on your own food insecurity program, and food oasis glossary.
Stay tuned for resources!
Cross-Sector Data Partnerships– The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs recently hosted a 3-part webinar series on cross-sector data partnerships. Click here to view slides, the recordings, and Q&A from their most recent webinar “Activating Shared Data.”
The Northeast Valley Health Corporation team has shared some examples of MOUs they have with the following partners:
Schools – Their Champions for Change Program staff are providing edible garden activities and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education(SNAP-Ed) for students and parents at the school sites. They are also evaluating the programs and they have allowed us to collect de-identified data.
Community Garden – They are going to rent garden plots and hold workshops for patients/participants and food swaps.
LA Care Family Resource Center – They will provide SNAP – Education, refer patients/participants to their on-site DPSS worker for assistance with enrolling in SNAP benefits, and build an edible garden/hold food swaps here.
Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration:HealthLeads launched this interactive, 18-month program has brought together an amazing diversity of care teams that work together to learn and develop effective strategies to expand existing social health interventions.
Health Leads Social Needs Roadmap – Health Leads recently developed a framework to guide and support fellow health system and community leaders working to establish or expand effective social needs interventions.
Open Call for Consumer Scholars: Putting Care at the Center 2018: Putting Care at the Center is the central event for the emerging field of complex care. The National Center is welcoming Consumer Scholars from organizations across the country to share their lived experiences and valuable insights on how to improve our broken system.
Risk/Reward Calculation Strategies:In this webinar and blog, HealthBegins reviews risk/reward calculation strategies to help organizations identify the optimal, most efficient payment models to ensure that financial risks and rewards are appropriately understood and shared between clinical and community partners as they address health-related social needs.
SDOH 101 for Health Care– The National Academy of Medicine Culture of Health Program hosted a public meeting on November 9 to engage allies in the culture of health movement. They posted many resources from that meeting, including a recent article “Social Determinants of Health 101 for Health Care” which is a good, short article to share with providers and other staff at your organizations. They also highlight the work of the Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital!
SDOH ROI Calculator for Partnerships: This financial tool will calculate the return on investment from integrating social services with medical care. The calculator will compare how the financial returns and risks could be divided between the cross-sectional partners (social service and medical) under a variety of payment arrangements and levels.
Social Determinants of Health Academy:The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Academy is a 6-month HRSA-funded virtual training series designed to help staff from health centers, health center controlled networks, and primary care associations develop, implement, and sustain SDOH interventions in their clinics and communities. Check out the webinars and virtual office hours they have planned between January-June 2018; webinars are open to all who register free of charge.
SIREN Tools and Resources – The SIREN website includes reports, issue briefs, and commentaries on relevant topics, social and economic determinants screening tools, webinars and presentations that have been conducted in the SDOH field.
Northeast Valley Health Corporation focused on screening and referring for food insecurity, a top social risk for its patient population, in patients 12 through 17 years of age at two of its clinical sites.