While discussions about the social determinants of health are featuring more prominently in the nation’s current health policy conversation, many organizations, like the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, have been working for years to understand and address this intersection. In the spirit of reflection and continuous learning, we thought it was time to share the...

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This handout from the 2019 Putting Care at the Center conference introduces the new Field Coordinating Committee (FCC), launched in 2019 to oversee field-building activities taking place across the country, and highlights trends in complex care identified by the FCC, including: Widespread engagement by health systems and payers to meet social needs Recognition of consumer...

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Adventist Health Clear Lake, a critical access hospital serving Lake County, CA, and the surrounding areas, provides medical care to people with complex needs. Its patients’ social needs often manifest in clinical settings, prompting Adventist Health to pursue creative solutions to community issues. This led to the development of Project Restoration, a cross-sector intervention designed...

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A consensus study report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s Committee on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation’s Health. The committee was convened by NASEM to examine the potential for integrating social care services into the delivery of health care with the ultimate...

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