At the MCRH, we want to provide you with the necessary rural-relevant resources to better understand social drivers of health (SDoH) and the specific implications for rural communities. These resources include toolkits, evidence-based models, webinars, and educational materials to understand the impact that SDoH have on patients and communities, especially those residing in rural areas. These resources are a great place to start as you begin your work in the SDoH space. They will enhance your knowledge and provide tools to improve the health outcomes of individuals within your community through an upstream approach.
Now, more than ever, we understand the significant impact SDoH have on an individual’s health. You are certainly not alone on this journey, and the MCRH is here to support you along the way!
Short Video from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement where Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, answers the question, “Can you achieve the Triple Aim without addressing the social determinants of health?
The Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit, by Rural Health Information Hub, consists of 7 modules of evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities.
The social determinants of health topic guide by the Rural Health Information Hub provide an overview of social determinants of health and answers frequently asked questions specific to rural communities.
Webinar from the Rural Health Research Gateway builds on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center. It reviews some elements associated with health across rural populations, such as education, income, and health facility availability.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report outlines critical steps toward building healthy communities along with some specific policies and programs that can improve health in rural areas.
The Rural Health Information Hub identifies barriers to healthcare access in rural communities. It provides a toolkit that describes four models and approaches for improving health outcomes and increasing healthcare access to address SDoH.
This guide provides rural healthcare leaders and teams with foundational knowledge, strategies, and resources to understand the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on patients and communities.
This SHIP webinar focuses on expanding new concepts through the SHIP grant. Madeline Wilson, Quality and Patient Safety Advisory, from the Indiana Hospital Association on Z-Codes and Health Disparities, discusses that Z-codes are an important step in identifying community SDoH that can be used to encourage community healthiness.
This resource by Healthy People 2030 provides an overview of the social determinants of health, the five domains they can be grouped into, and their impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. It also provides insight into how Healthy People 2030 addresses social determinants of health.
Various social determinants resources through the American Hospital Association on how hospitals and health systems can address the social determinants in their communities. Also, a Playbook for Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health features actionable strategies and tools for hospitals, health systems, community organizations, and agencies.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Social Determinants of Health Strategy: Michigan’s Roadmap to Health Communities. Addresses the social determinants of health through a collaborative, upstream approach to remove barriers to social and economic opportunity, improve health outcomes, and advance equity.
Phase II of the MDHHS Social Determinants of Health Strategy (SDoH), Michigan’s Roadmap to Healthy Communities. Phase II of the SDoH Strategy builds on the improvement and alignment efforts of Phase I to advance health equity through structural interventions and multisector collaboration.
The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) will provide the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) with a Rural Health Equity Plan to assess their 2022-2024 Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Strategy through a rural lens. This plan will identify a list of rural-specific recommendations aligned with the current MDHHS SDoH Strategy.
The Upstream Risks Screening Tool & Guide consists of 28 questions assessing five domains (economic stability, education, social & community context, neighborhood & physical environment, and food).
The ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health through the American Hospital Association provides an overview of educating key stakeholders on the critical need to screen, document, and code data on patients’ social needs.
Laura Mispelon, MHA
Social Drivers of Health Manager
Michigan Center for Rural Health