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Los Angeles County has the greatest number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the country. To address this, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LA DHS) launched Housing for...
Programs for individuals experiencing homelessness often use a “Treatment First” approach, where the person is required to be in psychiatric treatment and substance-free before being approved for...
Understanding where and how high-risk patients receive care can inform efforts to improve care for this population. This study observed care patterns for more than 350,000 high-risk patients within...
Community health workers (CHWs) connect underserved individuals to health and social services, offering the potential to help reduce health care costs associated with mental health issues by...
Low-income individuals with diabetes who experience unstable housing and food insecurity are likely to have increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. This study evaluated the...
Although health care systems commonly refer individuals with unmet social needs to social service agencies, in some cases, these agencies may not have the capacity to provide adequate assistance. This...
Integrated primary care teams have demonstrated positive impacts on patient care, but less is known about the impact of including social workers on these teams. This study evaluated the addition of...
Whole Person Care (WPC) pilots, under California’s Medicaid Section 1115(a) waiver demonstration, integrate medical, behavioral health, and social needs services to improve the health and wellbeing of...
Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
While high-cost patients include diverse subgroups with varying clinical and social needs, efforts to improve the efficiency of care and target interventions have been limited by the lack of knowledge...
Individualized Management for Patient-Centered Targets (IMPaCT) is an intervention that employs community health workers to provide tailored social support to high-risk patients informed by patient...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...