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Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Free and Charitable Clinics in North Carolina

May 3, 2021 2:53:27 PM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, research

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

SDOH (1)The social determinants of health, or the areas in which people are born, grow, work, and age, have a profound impact on health. This month we are highlighting the article Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Free and Charitable Clinics in North Carolina.

This publication summarizes findings by Wake Forest Baptist Health researchers Deepak Palakshappa, MD MSHP, Mark Scheerer, Charles Thomas Alexander Semelka, MD, and Kristie L. Foley, PhD. Utilizing a web-based survey, this research team examined free and charitable clinics level of participation in screening for Social Determinants of Health among their 80,000 uninsured and underinsured patient population. The article examines how they can address the needs of patients even more effectively.

The article describes in detail the survey used to collect the data, how the responses were obtained and the final analysis of the data that was received. In addition to the methods of the study, the article details what the authors and researchers learned from the results. Although the results represent findings from a small sample of North Carolina free and charitable clinics, it’s findings reveal a microcosm of the barriers facing the healthcare system and how it can slowly but surely address the needs of all people.


Source:

Palakshappa D, Scheerer M, Semelka CT, Foley KL. Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Free and Charitable Clinics in North Carolina. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020;31(1):382-397. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2020.0029. PMID: 32037338. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32037338/


Full text article - https://muse.jhu.edu/article/747795

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Share Your Experience in Prescribing Naloxone

Apr 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in research, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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researchstudyThe Northwest AHEC (NWAHEC) is partnering with researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine to learn more about naloxone prescribing to conduct a research study. We are interested in your experiences about patient education regarding naloxone. Your participation is voluntary and refusal to participate will not result in any penalty or loss of benefit.

To participate in this study, you are asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire. We anticipate that the questionnaire will take no longer than 10 minutes of your time. After completing the questionnaire, you will be given an opportunity to enter into a raffle drawing for one of four $250 Amazon gift cards. The raffle entry is optional.

If you are interested in participating, please access this link.

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