Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Health Care Workforce, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health into the delivery of health care to achieve better health outcomes and to address major challenges facing the U.S. health care system. The committee will discuss: 1) approaches currently being taken by health care providers and systems, and new or emerging approaches and opportunities; 2) current roles of different disciplines and organizations, and new or emerging roles and types of providers; and 3) current and emerging efforts to inform the design of an effective and efficient care system that improves the nation's health and reduces health inequities. The committee will make recommendations on how to: 1) expand social needs care services; 2) better coordinate roles for social needs care providers in interprofessional care teams across the continuum of clinical and community health settings; and 3) optimize the effectiveness of social services to improve health and health care. Recommendations may address areas such as integration of services, training and oversight, workforce recruitment and retention, quality improvement, research and dissemination, and governmental and institutional policy for health care delivery and financing.




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