Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health

Register for the upcoming report release webinar!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 11 am to 12 pm ET


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is releasing its new report Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health. The ad hoc committee will examine the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health among vulnerable subpopulations often defined by age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, family caregiver status, immigrant status, and geographic location. The committee will discuss: 1) approaches currently being taken by health care providers and systems, and new or emerging approaches and opportunities; 2) current roles of different disciplines and organizations, and new or emerging roles and types of providers; and 3) current and emerging efforts to inform the design of an effective and efficient care system that improves the nation’s health and reduces health inequities. . The committee will make recommendations on how to: 1) expand social needs care services; 2) how to integrate social work into the continuum of clinical and community health and health care; and 3) optimize the effectiveness of social services to improve health and health care. Recommendations may address areas such as integration of services, training and oversight, workforce recruitment and retention, quality improvement, research and dissemination, and governmental and institutional policy for health care delivery and financing. For more information, including a detailed description of the study, the committee roster, and more, visit

Authoring committee members participating in the webinar include:
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
(Committee Chair), University of California San Francisco
Karen DeSalvo, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Chris Esguerra, Blue Shield of California
Robyn Golden, Rush University Medical Center

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