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