Community Resource Referral Platforms: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

April 16, 2019

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In an effort to learn how healthcare organizations screen their patients for social determinants of health and the tools that are available to providers to effectively refer and link patients to appropriate community-based resources and social services, Episcopal Health Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and St. David's Foundation jointly support this comprehensive study of community resource referral platforms.


In Community Resource Referral Platforms: A Guide for Health Care
Organizations
, SIREN researchers synthesize findings from months of research to offer a guide to safety-net healthcare providers regarding the current landscape of community resource referral technology platforms used to screen for social determinants of health.

This guide is designed to provide safety-net healthcare organizations in Texas and beyond with the knowledge needed to navigate the existing menu of platforms as well as offer insights into what factors to take into consideration before making decisions on implementing any community resource referral platform in a clinical setting.