Best practices in collecting and using data on the social determinants of health to inform care, public health partnerships, and policy
In 2015, four health centers and health center networks pilot-tested the tool and implemented it in their workflow, developed EHR templates, developed interventions to address the SDH, and cross-tabulated SDH measures with outcomes measures, costs, and utilization data to identify which factors are driving higher health care costs and poorer health outcomes.
This presentation will present the tool but mainly focus on implementing, using, and disseminating the tool, such as training staff and altering workflow to collect new data, messaging the tool to patients, using data to address SDH through interventions, such as enhanced clinical care, access to non-clinical services, and community partnerships, and using cross-tabulated data to inform policies, such as payment reform and risk adjustment methodologies.
Learning Areas:Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Discuss methods to alter workflow to collect data on the social determinants of health without undue data burden. Compare ways to use data on the social determinants of health to inform population health planning. Identify techniques to use data on the social determinants of health to inform payment reform and risk adjustment policies.
Keyword(s): Health Disparities/Inequities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the project manager of this project since its inception and have been involved in every step of the process, including research, development, design, implementation, and evaluation. I am extremely familiar with the topic of social determinants of health and how to collect and act on data regarding the social determinants.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.