This webinar will highlight strengths-based strategies to enhance health-related social needs screening practice.
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD| Vital Village Network | Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Rita Fernandes, Community Health Worker
JoHanna Flacks, JD, Legal Director, MLPB
Baraka Floyd, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University
In the healthcare field – especially in pediatrics – significant work is being done to refine screening approaches to detect health-related social needs (HRSN) and to develop effective strategies to help meet family’s needs when they are identified. Whenever screening is undertaken, it is critical that families are respected and not diminished in the process. This panel discussion will highlight strategies for bringing a strengths-based approach to the administration of screening tools deployed in the healthcare setting — tools that promise to grow in number and variety as healthcare systems take increasing responsibility for addressing the health-related social needs that drive both unsustainable cost and intolerable inequity. Panelists will share key recommendations for operationalizing a strengths-based approach to screening. Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities confronting healthcare systems that increasingly acknowledge the powerful impact of social determinants of health on families’ overall health.