Health Care Access & Coverage | Health Equity

Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health

Virtual Conversation with Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW, Caroline Fichtenberg, PhD, and Kathleen Noonan, JD, moderated by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. March 5, 2021 Virtual Event

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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? Our panel explored community-based approaches that target social needs to more effectively promote health and health equity.

Co-sponsored by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Jorge Delva

Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW

Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, and Dean of the Boston University School of Social Work

Caroline Fichtenberg

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

Kathleen Noonan, JD

Chief Executive Officer, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Rachel M. Werner

Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD (moderator)

Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor, Medicine and Health Care Management, Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School


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