- Child health is strongly influenced by social determinants. Little is known about the opinions of primary caregivers regarding the physicians' role in addressing social needs. Our objective was to examine caregivers' opinions about that role and any associations between those opinions, previous exposure to screening for needs by pediatric residents, and socioeconomic status (SES).
- It is critical that pediatric residents learn to effectively screen families for active and addressable social needs (ie, negative social determinants of health). We sought to determine 1) whether a brief intervention teaching residents about IHELP, a social needs screening tool, could improve resident screening, and 2) how accurately IHELP could detect needs in the inpatient setting.
- In the first half of the 20th century, perhaps the most vulnerable group in the United States was elderly constituents. More than one-third were living in poverty, and fewer than one-half had health insurance.1,2 Democratic and Republican presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson, convinced Americans that there was a moral imperative for our country to care for its elderly.3–5 Through Social Security (enacted in 1935) and Medicare (enacted in 1965), a transformational shift in the well-being of seniors occurred.
- The aim of this study was to examine the views of key stakeholders in health care payer organizations on the use of practice redesign strategies to improve the delivery of well-child care (WCC) to low-income children aged 0 to 3 years.