Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is in fulls support of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services effort to improve the health and well-being of those that work, live, play and pray in our community. During the summer of 2017 NC DHHS met with key stakeholders across North Carolina who were interested in, or already working on, initiatives related to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), learning about best practices and supports needed from the Department to continue their work. Following these meetings DHHS conducted a review of best practices related to screening and identifying SDOH and existing screening tools.
From this research DHHS in collaboration with stakeholders identified four priority domains:
- Food insecurity
- Housing instability
- Lack of transportation
- Interpersonal violence
CHA has established an agency goal to implement the SDOH screening tool across all clinical and many community based programs.
Click here to review the full field test report from NC DHHS regarding standardized screening for health related resources needs.