First social needs assessments

In the Livingston-Washtenaw Communiy Health Innovation Region, the Patient-Centered Medical Home Subcommittee developed a screening tool to identify patients’ social needs at Integrated Health Associates (IHA), Michigan Medicine, and Huron Valley Physician Association practices. Pilot testing of the screening tool began in the fall and early results showed approximately 2.5 – 8 percent of patients reported one or more social needs such as food, housing, loneliness, and more.