Social Determinants of Health
Addressing the social determinants of health in its members and their communities is an organizational priority for Kaiser Permanente. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and the wider set of forces shaping the conditions of daily life. IHR researchers have focused attention on health care system interventions to identify and ease basic resource needs (food insecurity, housing instability, and inability to pay for transportation, energy/utilities, and medical costs). We collaborate with organizational leaders at KP Colorado, other KP regions, and KP Program Office to conduct evaluations and research on the effectiveness of these interventions in improving a wide array of health outcomes.
Social Determinants of Health Researchers
John F. Steiner, MD, MPHSenior Clinician Investigator
A Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET): Addressing the Social, Economic and Behavioral Needs of Kaiser Permanente MembersInvestigators: John F. Steiner, MD, MPH
The goal of this project is to establish a learning network, the Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET), to promote rigorous evaluation of Kaiser Permanente programs that address social, economic and behavioral needs (SEBN) among Kaiser members.
Funder:Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Study End Date: 12/31/2019