Health centers provide high quality primary and preventive care to diverse populations in special and vulnerable populations in underserved communities. Health centers also provide a host of enabling services – non-clinical services that aim to increase access to health care and improve population health outcomes. The ability to track and evaluate these services is an important tool for health centers to demonstrate their value in addressing patients’ social determinants of health; of equal importance is the ability to make this data actionable in order to address patients’ barriers to access.
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Health Outreach Partners, MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council partnered for a second iteration of this webinar to explore strategies to screen special and vulnerable populations for social determinants of health (SDOH) and build effective practices to begin addressing SDOH through outreach and enabling services (ES).
- To highlight the enabling services (ES) workforce as key drivers in assessing and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH).
- To demonstrate the overall value and impact of ES.
- To conceptualize the use of data to support value-based care.
- To provide an overview of relevant data collection tools used for assessing and addressing the needs of special and vulnerable populations at health centers.
- Beleny Reese, MPH, Project Manager, Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
- Brett Poe, Research Associate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
- Hansel Ibarra, MPH, Program Director, MHP Salud
- Sakura Miyazaki, MPA, Program Manager, Training and Technical Assistance, AAPCHO
Health center staff from clinical & non-clinical perspectives and from all levels of leadership; Primary Care Associations; and Health Center Controlled Networks. Other key stakeholders include government institutions and payers who work with health centers on policy and payment.