Social Needs in Healthcare: Turning Evidence into Practice Symposium

What: A pre-conference symposium hosted by the Better Care Playbook, Camden Coalition, and UPMC Health Plan

When/Where: October 16, 2024, 9 am – 12 pm ET, Pittsburgh, PA

Health-related social needs — such as housing and food insecurity, lack of employment and transportation, and social isolation — drive so much of a person’s health. Recognizing this, health care providers, payers, and policymakers are prioritizing investments to address individuals’ social needs. But what does the evidence say about what works and what doesn’t?

Join us for this Putting Care at the Center 2024 pre-conference symposium, Social Needs in Healthcare: Turning Evidence into Practice, where complex care experts from across the country will share on-the-ground insights and research on effective strategies for addressing social needs in health care and translating evidence into practice to improve care delivery. Co-hosted by the Better Care Playbook, Camden Coalition, and UPMC Health Plan, this implementation-focused session will help attendees understand successful strategies for adopting evidence-based approaches to address health-related social needs.

This three-hour in-person preconference symposium is part of the ninth-annual conference of the Camden Coalition's National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, held this year in Pittsburgh from October 16-18. It is geared toward anyone seeking to enhance complex care services – including providers, health plan leaders, policymakers, researchers, community-based organizations, and patient advocates, among others. Participants can register for the preconference and/or the full three-day conference; CEUs are available for attendees.