Medical Center Hour: Integrating Medical and Social Care In Primary Care

September 22, 2023 by

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: Oct 4, 2023 - Oct 4, 2023

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 1:00 pm

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Emilia De Marchis

Emilia De Marchis, MD

Speaker: Emilia De Marchis, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Over the past 10+ years, there have been growing efforts to identify and address patients’ social risk factors (for example, food insecurity and housing instability) in health care delivery settings. These efforts, broadly referred to as social care, have been spurred by interest in addressing the upstream factors influencing patients’ health, with the goal to improving health equity and wellness. New national-level quality metrics around social care integration are expected to further increase health care system adoption of social care, with implications for the health care workforce and patients. In her talk, Dr. De Marchis will review how social care (including screening for patients’ social risk factors, providing assistance, adjusting medical care with shared decision making to fit patients’ social context, and advocacy work) is being integrated in primary care settings, and highlight bright spots in primary care practice innovation around social care.

Medical Center Hour is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, see the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics website.

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