Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight

The conditions where people live, learn, work, play, and worship can affect their health risks and outcomes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. These conditions are known as the social determinants of health, and no one organization can address them alone. Learn how one Bridges Community is partnering with primary care providers to assess a person’s social barriers during an office visit, and then linking them to the services they need to enhance their health. Presenters will provide an overview of roles and expectations between the partners, report on engagement and strategies to enhance partnerships, and share how the Bridges framework has guided the process and created a blueprint for addressing social determinants.

Learning objectives include:

  • Become aware of the needs and struggles that the healthcare system has in providing for the health and wellness of community residents.
  • Discover the unique way one community collaborates between the healthcare sector and the social service sector.
  • Learn how the Bridges framework can create a blueprint for collaborating across sectors.

Target audience: Advanced aha! Process users, Bridges, Health

Presenters: Mary LeVasseur, manager of community health and wellness, Lancaster General Hospital, Chuck Holt, president and CEO, Shira Kauffman, director of advocates, The Factory Ministries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Date/Location: Monday, September 24, Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference, Atlanta, Georgia