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Social Determinants of Health - Healthy People 2030

Nov 2, 2022 10:25:09 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity

Oct 11, 2022 4:23:29 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Ethics of Perinatal Care for Black Women: Dismantling the Structural Racism in “Mother Blame” Narratives

Aug 31, 2022 4:09:14 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, health disparities

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of LGBTQ Community

Jun 1, 2022 11:11:59 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, discrimination, LGBTQ

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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.

In observance of Pride Month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, we are sharing an article that highlights and reports experiences of discrimination against LGBTQ adults in the United States. These experiences of discrimination contribute to poor health outcomes.

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Health Systems Can and Must Do More to Address Health Disparities

May 26, 2022 8:08:28 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, COVID-19, social justice, health disparities, atrium health

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We invite you to read a recent blog post from Eugene Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health and Kinneil Coltman, SVP and Chief Community & Social Impact Officer, Atrium Health.

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Role of hospitals in addressing social determinants of health: A groundwater approach

Apr 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, health disparities

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Using Z-codes to Document Social Determinants of Health

Jan 4, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, Primary Care

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The Z-codes Z-55-Z-65 are used to document data related to issues a person faces related to where they are born, live, learn, work, play, and age. One's physical environment, and social, and economic factors significantly affect how long and well we live---much more than clinically provided health care.  As you begin to screen your patients and uncover these factors, it is vital to codify what you have learned through the use of these z-codes.

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Social Determinants of Health - More Money Is Being Spent On Patients' Social Needs. Is It Working?

Dec 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment will highlight impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Social Determinants of Health - Innovations in Care Delivery Article (NEJM Catalyst)

Nov 10, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment will highlight impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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NCCARE360: Are You Connected?

Oct 13, 2021 11:55:53 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, Promoting Interoperability, Primary Care, advanced medical home, population health

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NCCARE360 helps providers electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for feedback and follow up. This solution ensures accountability for services delivered, provides a “no wrong door” approach, closes the loop on every referral made, and reports outcomes of that connection. NCCARE360 is available in all 100 counties across North Carolina.

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