By Amanda Clarke, Director of Programs, California Health Care Safety Net Institute; Zoe So, Program Coordinator, California Health Care Safety Net Institute Community health workers (CHWs) and peer support specialists (peers) are vital members of complex care teams. They draw on their personal experiences and close community ties to develop trusting relationships with clients and...

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By Amanda Clarke, Director of Programs, California Health Care Safety Net Institute; Megan Renfrew, Director of Communications, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and the California Health Care Safety Net Institute; Zoe So, Program Coordinator, California Health Care Safety Net Institute While community health workers (CHWs) and peers operate under many different job...

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This playbook from Kaiser Permanente provides guidance on caring for patients with social needs within a COVID-19 context. The playbook includes information on how to assess patients’ social needs, connect them to resources to address those needs, and follow up to ensure needs were met and to coordinate care as appropriate. It is intended for...

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This toolkit from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership provides the health center community with information and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain a medical-legal partnership (MLP). The toolkit can be used both by health centers new to MLP who want help with the initial planning process and by health centers that are already...

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