Health centers deliver high quality care to diverse special and vulnerable populations in underserved communities. Specifically, health centers provide Enabling Services (ES), defined as non-clinical services that address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to improve population health. The ES workforce is essential for health centers to screen patients’ social risk factors, and it starts with demonstrating the value of ES.
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Health Outreach Partners, MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council invite you to join this webinar and explore strategies to screen special and vulnerable populations for SDOH and build effective practices to begin addressing SDOH through Enabling Services. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this training will highlight the critical importance for ES providers to collect social risk data among health center patients.
1. To identify Enabling Services workforce providers for SDOH screening and documentation during COVID-19.
2. To demonstrate the overall value and impact of Enabling Services, and how Enabling Services can highlight key structural inequities.
3. To provide an overview of relevant tools used for assessing the needs of special and vulnerable populations (e.g., patients experiencing homelessness).
Intended Audience: Health Centers, Primary Care Associations, Health Center Controlled Networks, and other key stakeholders whose work aligns with Enabling Services and/or SDOH Screening.