Bookmark this post in your browser and return January 23 (3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern, noon to 1 p.m. Pacific) to watch the webcast live.
On January 23, the Center for Total Health will host the next Total Health and Technology Focus, this time looking at tools to support the social needs of patients.
Total health is about the mind, body and spirit. but there are other influences on our health — such as the community a person lives in, the environment that surrounds them and all their relationships that influence healthier behaviors. Unrecognized needs such as support for housing, food/nutrition or other psycho-social stressors also have an impact on health. Clinicians often feel unable or unprepared to address these needs.
Our January 23 event will feature Healthify and Health Leads, two organizations with innovative models that help people with unmet social needs connect to available community services. Join us for a discussion on how clinicians can be part of a health system solution.
About the Organizations
- a dynamic screening tool that identifies and quantifies the social and behavioral needs of your patients
- a matching algorithm that finds, refers, and texts patients about the best resources for their needs
- a dashboard to allow staff to search for resources and gain insight into their population
Health Leads works with clinics to connect patients to basic resources, improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction while lowering the cost of care. Health Leads enables doctors and other healthcare providers to “prescribe” basic resources like food and heat just as they do medication. The organization recruits and trains college students to “fill” these prescriptions by working side by side with patients to connect them with the basic resources they need to be healthy.
Please note that Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the products featured in these discussions.