This tool from the American Hospital Association is designed to help hospitals and health systems facilitate sensitive conversations with patients about their nonmedical needs that may be a barrier to good health. It includes strategic considerations for implementing a screening program, tips for tailoring screenings to hospitals’ unique communities, case examples and a list of...

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This guide from West Health Institute and the University of California, Irvine details how to implement a social needs screening and referral program for older patients into clinical practice. It is intended for primary care providers serving older patients, but can also be applied to other clinical settings such as emergency departments. The interactive guide...

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This toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is designed to help state Medicaid agencies leverage their managed care purchasing authority to advance primary care innovation. The content is based on the experience of states participating in CHCS’ Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care learning collaborative, and outlines design considerations and shares sample...

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This best practices toolkit, published by the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and co-authored by Shelly Virva (Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers) and Grace “Katie” Bell (Telewell Indian Health MAT Project), is intended for for program administrators and clinical care teams who want to establish effective medications for addiction treatment...

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