Putting the Pieces Together: Building a Social Care Network to Address Health Equity

Room 3 (Pearl 3)
In this presentation, speakers will introduce and illustrate the best practices and lessons learned from an evolving social care network. The presentation will include insights from a Midwest social care network that involves multiple, dynamic partnerships including community stakeholders, community-based organizations, a 2-1-1 Coordination Center, a health information exchange and a technology partner.
The intent is to use the experience of building a network through a strengths-based approach, to show how social care, by focusing on key partnerships, can impact health equity. Communities and stakeholders cannot improve health equity without intention, partnerships and ongoing reflection, to ensure the development of a tangible roadmap that encompasses system and individual-level applications, that offer opportunities to address root causes of health disparities.