Social Determinants of Health
I had the pleasure of speaking to 3rd Year Medical Students at Prisma Health Richland alongside my dear colleague, Lyn Smith, LMSW. Our presentation was about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Did you know that social determinants such as income, housing, education and access to care can significantly impact your health status? See the graphics below from the University of Wisconsin and Kaiser Family Foundation for more information about the social determinants of health. Social Workers play an integral role in healthcare settings by helping patients and other healthcare providers address these important factors both in the healthcare setting and the community!
It is truly a pleasure to work with an interdisciplinary team to meet the holsitic health needs of our patients.