Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health

Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health

A Virtual Conversation with Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW, Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD, and Kathleen Noonan, JD

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of social determinants of health and the health effects of unmet social needs. But the best ways to address those needs is far from clear. What is the appropriate role of health care providers in filling social service gaps, and what kinds of interventions hold the most promise for improving health and wellbeing? Join our panel as we explore community-based approaches that target social needs to more effectively promote health and health equity.

Free & open to the public. Please stay tuned for event access link.


Jorge Delva, PhD
Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, Boston University School of Social Work

Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD
Managing Director, Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), and Research Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Kathleen Noonan, JD
Chief Executive Officer, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers