Dayton Children’s Hospital. (2016, September 9). Innovative social needs intervention at Dayton Children’s Hospital connects patients to community resources [Press release].

Year: 2016


This website article explains how Dayton Children’s Hospital is addressing unmet social needs like food, transportation, and housing by connecting families in need with community resources. To address these issues, Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health and Wellness launched a program called the Family Resource Connection to screen patient families for unmet social needs – like food, housing and transportation – and connect them with community resources. The Family Resource Connection program screens families for social needs during well-child visits in the Children’s Health Clinic at Dayton Children’s. The Family Resource Connection was developed in partnership with Health Leads, a non-profit organization that’s helped health systems and clinics address patients’ unmet social needs for 20 years. With Health Leads tools, training and consulting, the staff in the Center for Child Health and Wellness were able to leverage well-established best practices and tailor its program to the meet the needs of its local patients and clinical workflows.

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