Going Beyond Health Care: Addressing Social Determinants Through a Cross-Sector Approach

Going Beyond Health Care:  Addressing Social Determinants Through a Cross-Sector Approach provides an initial one year of planning funding to build the capacity and infrastructure for interdisciplinary teams to coordinate in addressing non-clinical and clinical needs for low-income and vulnerable populations across the age spectrum.  The teams will be led by a social service organization, and include health care and other human service organizations that can collaboratively assist individuals and families.  The goal of the grant is to demonstrate that when supported, these teams can devise a means of coordinating services that leads to: 1) increased health care access and improved health status for clients; 2) stabilization or improvement in social needs; 3) cross-sector collaboration; and 4) development of standardized non-clinical and clinical metrics that measure the effect of their efforts.

The planning year will support development of a proposed team infrastructure, workflows, and scope of services to clients.  Activities conducted in this year will prepare teams to implement their cross-sector strategies in the subsequent two years, which can hopefully serve as replicable models across the Commonwealth. 

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