Families are a powerful force for sustaining child health and life-long well-being. Child health care providers can engage families as equal members of the care team to build on a family’s strengths and co-create care plans that fit the child and family’s goals and health-related social needs, such as housing and food security.
Following are resources that support engaging families and addressing their social needs.
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Practical strategies that health care teams can use to identify family strengths and health-related social needs during and outside provider visits.
Identifying Family Strengths and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs
Offers practical strategies that health care teams can use to identify family strengths and health-related social needs during and outside provider visits.
Community Power – A Listing of Resources and Perspectives
Provides resources for building and sustaining community power that can collectively drive structural change and advance health equity.
Caregiver Perspectives on Social Needs Screenings and Interventions in an Urban Children’s Hospital
Provides perspectives and themes that emerged from family interviews on inpatient HRSN screenings.
Examining the Implementation of Health-Related Social Need (HRSN) Screenings at a Pediatric Community Health Center
Offers an evaluation of an implementation and expansion of screening for HRSN and referrals in a pediatric setting.
Supporting Providers of Color in the Pediatric Workforce: Practices to Diversify the Workforce and Improve Retention
Explores anti-racist simulation training programs and trauma-informed care curriculum for pediatric staff and residents as well as reflective supervision to improve retention rates in family navigators.
CAHMI’s Cycle of Engagement: Well Visit Planner Approach to Care
Offers implementation resources to support HRSN screening and stronger partnerships between families and providers.
Health Leads Screening Toolkit
Offers a toolkit for designing patient-centered health-related social needs screeners, including an adaptable screening tool that is also available in Spanish.
Bright Futures Toolkit: Links to Commonly Used Screening Instruments and Tools
Provides a list of screening and assessment tools for use at Bright Futures well child visits.
Addressing Health Related Social Needs Through Medicaid Managed Care
Provides an overview of how states are covering health-related social needs through Medicaid managed care contracts.
Guiding Principles for Managed Care Arrangements for the Health of Newborns, Infants, Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
Contains key considerations for managed care plans as they develop arrangements and policies that cover newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
PREPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit
Offers resources and lessons for implementing the Protocol for Responding and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE), including considerations for data collection to better understand patients’ HRSN.
How CBOs and Healthcare Organizations can Create Mutually Beneficial Partnerships for Equity
Discusses how health care and community-based organizations, including organizations with community health workers, can build equitable and mutually beneficial partnerships.