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Social Determinants of Health

Today, leading the way for better health extends beyond our walls and includes far more than clinical evaluation and treatment. Research has proven that 80% of an individual’s health is determined by factors other than illness or medical conditions.

Using conversations, connections and compassion, we’ve organized our processes and relationship resources to address these Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for improved health outcomes and equity. We begin our care for the whole person by asking questions and listening for what is beneath the answers.

Social Determinants of Health

How are Social Determinants of Health Addressed?

Our team will connects patients with the resources they need, which may include:

  • A visit with a social worker, community health worker or another member of our care team
  • Pathways, an online directory of resources

How are Social Determinants of Health Identified?

  • Screening in doctors’ offices
  • Questions in MyChart

Why are Social Determinants of Health so important to Us?

We are called to care for the whole person, and the more we know about our patients the better we can care for them.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” —World Health Organization

Mission-Driven Approach to Community Care

Social determinants of health were the focus of a recent episode of our podcast, featuring guests from Our Lady of Lourdes Health. Rob Tasman, vice president of mission integration, and Bently Senegal, director of community services, share about how our health system is addressing health disparities and inequities.

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