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Social Determinants of Health

(Updated November 26th,  2018)

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 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. The SIM SDOH screening tool may be accessed via the SIM Participation Guide

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

2018 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.

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

Tools

Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patient's Assets, Risks and Experiences

In this chapter of the guide, provides practices with guidance and examples on ways to address or reduce risks for social determinants

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

Videos

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

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 Educational Webinar

Jun 21 2017

To receive a certificate of completion Click Here

Webinar replay video

Presented by

Melanie Brim, MHA

Michigan Health Council

Pediatric Office Hours

Dec 13 2017

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Webinar replay video

Presented by

Claire D. Olgren, MD FHPA

Susan Wakefield, MD Medical Director WAFC

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

To receive a certificate of completion Click Here

 

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