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Pilot Program Addresses Social Determinants of Health

Key clinical point: Patients with unmet social needs were referred to receive assistance from various community partners.

Major finding: The largest needs for the patients were health/dental insurance (cited by 296 people), education (cited by 269 people), and health literacy (cited by 225 patients).

Study details: Longitudinal study of 927 patients, of which 74 were connected to resources.

Disclosures: The presenter had no financial conflicts of interest to disclose. The program was funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Grant, Health Leads, Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration, N.Y. State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, and United Hospital Foundation.