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Realizing Resilience Part 3
Two Years Later, Updates on Health Center and Social Sector Response to Address Social Drivers of Health Needs during COVID-19

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Value-Based Health Care

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health , Enabling Services (ES), Programs and Services, Value-Based Payment.

Keywords: Access to Care, Community Health Workers, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Non-Clinical Services, Patient Demographics, Screening.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative staff; Board of Directors; C-Suites (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); Clinicians; Enabling Staff' Outreach Staff; PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication summarizes key takeaways identified by health centers when detecting, prioritizing, and informing community health-related social needs that were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resource Details: Given the ongoing needs of structurally marginalized communities during COVID-19, NACHC assessed health centers to get an overview on their efforts to address social drivers of health (SDOH) and the use of SDOH data to advance health equity. This publication summarizes key takeaways identified by health centers when detecting, prioritizing, and informing community health-related social needs that were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The third iteration of this publication will focus on assessing and addressing SDOH needs of special and vulnerable populations, the use of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to address SDOH needs, and initial thoughts on health center capacity to address SDOH needs once the public health emergency declaration expires. Findings will be shared within context of the health center journey in navigating SDOH needs during COVID-19 and policy implications/considerations related to health equity.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.