"With an increased focus on unmet social needs and health equity on this year's Forum agenda, one of the foremost global authorities on healthcare improvement is shining a much-needed spotlight on these key issues," said Rocco Perla, Health Leads president and IHI Fellow.
"In the next year alone, the number of patients screened for unmet social needs will go from thousands to millions, and we're committed to demonstrating that healthcare delivery organizations can apply the same rigor to social needs interventions as they do to other quality improvement efforts. To achieve equity and person-centered care at scale means social needs must become a property of the care system, not something on the periphery of care or a special project," continued Perla.
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Jeff Thompson, Executive Advisor, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Gundersen Health System
Loel Solomon, Vice President, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
About Health Leads Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy – from food to transportation to healthcare benefits. Health Leads is committed to leveraging its tools, expertise and direct services to change what "counts" as healthcare – and accelerate the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to improve the health and well-being of patients. Learn more at www.healthleadsusa.org, reach us at [email protected] and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.