The California Improvement Network offers tips, tools, and background information on addressing social needs.
CIN Connections, Spring 2021: Addressing Racism to Improve Health
CIN Resource Page: Addressing Social Needs That Impact Health
CIN Discussion: Leading with Empathy — Organizational Strategies for Effective Leadership and Patient Care
CIN Webinar — Listening to Connect: Patient-Centered Social Needs Screening Using Empathic Inquiry
CIN Connections, Spring 2020: Foundations for Health
CIN Webinar Series — The ROI for Addressing Social Needs in Health Care (#1)
After Some Hurdles, California Whole Person Care Pilots Hit Stride
This Q&A highlights the California Safety Net Institute (SNI), a CIN partner organization, and its work to improve care for the state’s high-needs patients by breaking data-sharing barriers, leveraging community health workers and peer navigators, and delivering care outside clinic walls. SNI’s Amanda Clarke, MPH, associate director of programs, describes the challenges, lessons and opportunities of the state’s Whole Person Care pilots.
Reflections from a CIN Managing Partner
CIN Managing Partner April Watson, director of the California Quality Collaborative’s Practice Transformation Initiative, reflects on how much responsibility the health care system should take for solving problems that exist outside the doors of the exam room.