Tag Archives: social determinants of health

Patient Engagement

Contextualizing Patient Care in the Real World

Contextualizing patient care — making sure that prescribed treatments, medications and other instructions for care are relevant and reasonable in the context of the patient’s real-life circumstances — should be routine, not revolutionary. But physicians often prescribe care without knowing whether patients will be able to follow the instructions. The diagnosis and care may medically […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Financial Empowerment

Families Benefit from Boston Medical Center’s StreetCred

I’ve run across what seems like a trend: physician practices addressing the social determinants of health affecting their patients’ families, with pediatric practices taking the lead. Last week’s post featured a program in California that encourages parents of young children to talk with staff members in pediatric practices about their own behavioral health needs, with […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 176 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Shifting the Paradigm

New Enrollment Process Improves Results of Social Needs Program

Editor’s note: Dayton Children’s Hospital was named a finalist for the 2017 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its Family Resource Connection program. The program helps families address non-medical barriers to good health, such as poor nutrition and unsafe housing, by connecting them with local resources. Jessica Saunders first wrote about this program […]

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Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders is the director of the Office of Community Health and Engagement Programs at Dayton Children's Hospital. She is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of Dayton Children's child health and wellness efforts in the community, including the Dayton Asthma Alliance and the Family Resource Connection social needs screening and referral program. Jessica also leads the community health needs assessment research, planning and priority area program implementation as well as the community benefit programming of Dayton Children’s. In her tenure at Dayton Children’s, she has coordinated internal, regional, state and national organizations and resources to provide specific programs designed to prevent illness, injury and other harm and improve the health of children. She serves on multiple community boards addressing children’s health and education and is adjunct faculty for both the University of Dayton Department of Political Science Master's in Public Administration and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Population & Public Health Sciences.

Jessica Saunders has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org