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Engaging the Whole Patient: Screening Patients for Social Determinants of Health


RWJBarnabas Health's Health Beyond the Hospital initiative aims to be the first universal screening program for social determinants of health, such as healthy eating options, safe living conditions and transportation.“What defines our health is so much greater than genetics or clinical care; 80% of all health outcomes are due to social, behavioral, and environmental factors that are the social determinants of health,” said Barry Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, in a statement. "The timely interventions made possible by Health Beyond the Hospital will create a spiral that will positively impact the well-being of our patients and all of those caring for patients across our community.” Read more...

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