Implementing a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening Program

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is delighted to welcome Michael Hanak, MD, FAAFP, for our upcoming webinar, “Implementing a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening Program.” Dr. Hanak will share insights about implementing the SDOH screening tool to identify determinants of health such as unemployment, job scarcity, lack of access to healthy foods, and more. He will also provide practical suggestions for linking patients in need to resources that are convenient for them to use. Dr. Hanak will discuss the challenges surrounding screening for SDOH, as well as strategies for using data to improve health equity.

Target Audience: This webinar is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the components of screening for social determinants of health in an ambulatory adult population.

2. Learn how the NowPow platform can be leveraged to provide community resources to patients in need.

3. Understand the challenges involved in social determinants screening and learn strategies to ensure success.

About the Speaker

Michael Hanak, MD, FAAFP is an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Rush University, where he is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is board certified in clinical informatics and presently serves as Co-Chair of the Quality Committee of Rush University Medical Group. He serves as a Vice President of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and is a member of their Health Equity Workgroup. Rush University is one of eight institutions participating in “Pursuing Equity,” a national collaborative with Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Hanak serves on the Rush leadership team for this project and, for the last three years, served as the site principal investigator for the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

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