Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Call to Action: Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Communities Across the Nation to catalyze community-level partnerships and call upon leaders in health care, social services, public health, and health information technology to work together to address health-related social needs (HRSNs) and create a stronger, more integrated health and social care system through shared decision making.
Registration is open for an upcoming Partnership webinar, Meeting the Administration’s Call-to-Action: Leading Practices to Address Health-Related Social Needs in Communities Across the Nation, on Tuesday, February 27 from Noon – 1pm ET featuring HHS officials, as well as key community and health care leaders discussing opportunities to address health-related social needs (HRSNs) through community partnerships.
The activities outlined in the Call to Action align closely with the goal of the Partnership to Align Social Care to engage stakeholders across sectors to co-design and enable alignment between health care organizations and community care networks to create an equitable, efficient, sustainable, and person-centered health and social care ecosystem.
Featured speakers include:
- Dr. Aditi Mallick, Acting Director of the CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH)
- Nancy DeLew, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
- Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Chief Health Officer, Elevance Health
- Ji Im, Senior Director, Community and Population Health, CommonSpirit Health
- Kathy Vesley, President and CEO, VAAA Cares and Bay Aging
- Gerard Queally, President & CEO, Spectrum Generations, and Managing Partner, Health Living for ME
Specifically, participants will:
- Hear from HHS leaders about the federal priorities and the whole-of-government approach toward fostering opportunities for health care, social services, and other important stakeholders to work together across silos to address HRSNs;
- Get detail on specific commitments from community and health care leaders aimed at promoting and achieving key opportunities outlined in the Call to Action; and
- Gain information about emerging and ongoing opportunities to adopt leading practices to contribute to and sustain momentum toward meaningfully aligning health and social care.
- White House: U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health (press release)
- HHS: Call to Action: Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Communities Across the Nation
- CMS: Medicaid HRSN Framework (informational bulletin)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE): Community Care Hubs: A Promising Model for Health and Social Care Coordination