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Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.

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Take a deep dive into social needs programs – including critical decision points, best practices, tools and resources – and learn how to build a sustainable social needs strategy.

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    The Quiet Revolution Among Health Care Organizations

    Following a new study on the link between high rates of hospitalization and food insecurity at home, Health Leads President Rocco Perla comments on the strategic shift among the sector to address patients’ unmet social needs. Doing what’s right for patients can significantly affect healthcare costs and hospital usage, he explains in Health Day. “If you can keep someone out of the hospital or health system because they have access to a food pantry, that’s a heck of a lot more cost effective than directing them through the machinery of the health care system.”

    Treating the “Whole Patient” With Kaiser Permanente

    Dr. Nirav Shah, COO of clinical partner Kaiser Permanente Southern California, outlines an innovative approach to addressing patients’ unmet social needs – a Health Leads call center that proactively reaches out to patients identified as being at the highest risk of becoming super-utilizers. His piece for NEJM Catalyst, “Health Care That Targets Unmet Social Needs,” offers a glimpse at the program’s initial findings. Among them, 78% of screened members have at least one unmet social need.