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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Systematic Screening of Veterans for Health-related Social Needs: An Ethical Imperative

by Alicia Cohen, MD, MSc ; Lisa Lehmann Soleymani, MD, PhD, MSc ; Lauren Russell, MPP
Seminar date: 11/4/2020

Description: The November 2020 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar addresses: (1) the ethical imperative for identifying and addressing health-related social needs (HRSN) within clinical settings; (2) the implementation and evaluation of an HRSN screening tool and resource referral program; and (3) how VA can further improve its efforts to systematically screen Veterans for HRSN and effectively connect those in need with appropriate supportive services. The intended audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

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