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Social Determinants of Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.

 

We can think of social determinants of health in terms of Maslow's Hierarchy by which individuals need to have their basic social needs met before continuing on the path to eventual self-management of their health. Basic needs must be met first in order for the individual to feel comfortable moving forward and addressing further issues or concerns. It is the priorities of the individual and not the clinician when addressing the social determinants of health.

Resources and Tools

Tools

Community-Clinical Linkages

This document guides public health practitioners on key strategies to implement community-clinical linkages that focus on adults 18 years or older.

Tools

SIM Social Determinants of Health Brief Screening Screening Template

The intent of brief social determinants of health screening is to establish a routinized process through which providers identify (in an actionable manner) social barriers their attributed patient population is facing.

Tools

Subjective Numeracy Scale

A self-report that measures the perceived ability to perform various mathematical tasks and where the individual prefers the use of numerical or prose information.

Community Resources

2016 Michigan County Health Rankings

Provides actionable data and strategies to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Tools

Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patient Assets, Risks and Experiences (PRAPARE)

Assessment tool to help screening and gather information around the social determinants of health.

Tools

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

A tool to measure adverse childhood experiences and their impact on health later in life.

Community Resources

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Provides the patient with prescription assistance based on the medications they are taking.

Tools

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit v2

The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

Tools

Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Online tool created through the University of Michigan to help patients search medical terms in plain language

Articles

Article

Social Determinants of Health

Reviews current knowledge of health effects of social factors, knowledge gaps as well as upstream and downstream factors relating to SDOH

Article

Social Determinants of Health and Nursing

Based on past knowledge and experiences nurses are positioned to lead the nation in strategies to promote health equality.

Videos

Videos

Bridging the Gap between Social Needs and Good Health

Presents an innovative model for enabling physicians and other clinicians to "prescribe" the basic resources their patients need to be healthy.

Videos

Social Determinants of Health and Community Partnerships

Provides stories of community partners working together to address the Social Determinants of Health in Miami Dade county

Videos

Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker

This video describes how Community Health Workers help patients get the resources they need to live a healthier life.

Websites

Website

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of health by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of the four overarching goals for the decade.

Website

World Health Organization - Social Determinants of Health

As a core function, World Health Organization's SDOH Unit coordiantes WHO support to countries to take action on SDOH to address health inequities.

Website

Barrier Busters of Washtenaw County

Barrier Busters is a group of over 90 social service provider agencies that are committed to increasing communication and coordination between its member agencies, and improving services for Washtenaw County residents in need.

Website

MiCHAP

Michigan Children's Health Access Program transforms medical care delivery to Michigan’s families, improving efficiencies at the provider level and reducing costs at the system level.

 

Webinars

MiCMRC/MiPCT Educational Webinar

Aug 12 2016

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*These handouts are intended as examples only. We recommend you use what would be best for your practice

Webinar replay video

Presented by

Jane Turner, MD Professor HP, Pediatrics and Human Development

Laurisa Cummings, LMSW, MiPCT Pediatric Clinical Lead, Children's Medical Group of Saginaw Bay

MiCMRC/MiPCT Educational Webinar

Jan 25 2016

To receive a certificate of completion Click Here.

Webinar replay video

Presented by

Sarah Kile B.S. Executive Director

MiCMRC Educational Webinar

Jun 7 2017

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Webinar replay video

Presented by

Cherry Health Care Team

Alcona Health Center Care Team

Rebecca Lindsay, M.P.H., CHES Education & Training Program Manager

Michigan Community Health Workers Alliance

MiCMRC Educational Webinar

Jun 21 2017

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Webinar replay video

Presented by

Melanie Brim, MHA

Michigan Health Council