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Health-Related Social Needs Series

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Addressing health-related social needs (or social drivers of health) can improve health outcomes. Health-related social needs include food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, utility difficulties, and interpersonal safety. Join IPRO QIN-QIO for the Health-Related Social Needs Series to learn, collaborate, share best practices and lessons learned on how best to screen for, capture information about, and address social needs.

Learning objectives:

  • Engage in interactive sessions where participants learn about health-related social needs and specific issues when screening, collecting, and addressing this information.
  • Participate in a collaborative forum to share best practices, challenges, and lessons learned, including ways to streamline reporting to CMS.
  • Share tools, resources, and other material with your peers.

Upcoming webinars:

  • Part Three - November 8, 2023
  • Part Four - December 13, 2023
  • Part Five - January 10, 2024
  • Part Six - February 14, 2024
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Laura Benzel, Health Equity Lead, IPRO QIN-QIO

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Laura Benzel, Health Equity Lead, IPRO QIN-QIO
Ms. Benzel has ten years of experience working on equity-related initiatives for various Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services programs and assists providers across care settings with infusing health equity into patient care. She develops educational initiatives and resources and provides technical support using evidence-based practices to identify and address health disparities. Some examples include cultural and linguistically appropriate services, improving patient health literacy, addressing social risk factors, and standardizing the collection and analysis of patient demographic data. Ms. Benzel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. She also has a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Management from the University of Baltimore. In addition, she has a certification in ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).