Henize, A.W., Beck, A.F., Klein, M.D., Adams, M., & Kahn, R.S. (2015). A road map to address the social determinants of health through community collaboration. Pediatrics, 136(4), 993-10001.

Year: 2015


In this article, the authors use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to demonstrate how partnerships between primary pediatric care physicians and community-based organizations can improve health outcomes. A partnership with a legal-aid group and food bank are described and some suggestions on how to establish similar partnerships in other locations are provided. There is a brief discussion of challenges, including finding reliable funding streams, ensuring that clinicians and patients address the social determinants of health during office visits, and ensuring that there is follow-through.

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