This study assesses the capacity of community social services organizations and their partners to meet the needs of new clients identified through emerging social determinants of health (SDOH) screening and referral tools used by medical providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a previous study, researchers developed a method for assessing the capacity of social service organizations to accommodate referrals from medical providers. In this follow-up study, a team based at The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center and Visible Network Labs use social network analysis, secondary data, and qualitative interviews to explore how clinical-community referral networks and referral patterns have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these changes may affect service delivery and outcomes for community residents. Findings will guide efforts to strengthen the capacity of communities to meet the health and social needs of their residents.

Submit questions to systemsforaction@cuanschutz.edu. A certificate of attendance is also available.

Speakers: Charlene Altenheim, COO of The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center and Danielle Varda, PhD, CEO of Visible Networks Lab
 

About Systems for Action:

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is housed in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. S4A research builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems.

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