Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Loneliness and Heart Disease, Part 3 of 3: What can providers do about loneliness (and other social determinants of health)?


On the latest episode of The Dose, host Shanoor Seervai talks to Amanda Brewster, a health policy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, about how health care organizations can work with groups providing social services to get older people the care they need. While most conversations about health care focus on medical issues, Brewster’s work is part of a growing body of research showing that social factors — like food, housing, and transportation  can have a big impact on our health as well. Read more here.

Also, check out this handy chart from the Oregon Primary Care Association which cross-references ICD-10 codes with clinical and community linkage interventions.

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