The Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Roundtable is a series of online technical-assistance sessions designed to promote peer learning and engagement between subject-matter experts and participants. Participants will discuss strategies that improve health outcomes across minority populations and chronically under-resourced communities by addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health. Participants will also have access to the center’s technical assistance (TA) resources and nationally recognized TA materials. During these sessions, participants will learn about topics such as:

  • Addressing health disparities in behavioral health services in the primary-care setting
  • Building relationships with community partners to address SDoH
  • Building the evidence base for SDoH interventions

Sessions are held quarterly and are 1 to 1.5 hours long. Each session features a blended audio-visual format so information can be shared directly—such as via presentation slides and other resources—in real time. Participants also can interact with subject-matter experts and ask questions. Each roundtable accommodates up to 30 HRSA grantees.

Building the Evidence Base for Social Determinants of Health Interventions

Patients with lower household income on average have a higher number of underlying chronic conditions, experience higher medical costs and utilization of medical care, including emergency services, and are hospitalized more often and for longer periods of time. Health Centers can apply the data they have in house, and community-based data to drive their strategy to advance health equity. They can also use insights culled from other data sources to identify health care disparities, find root causes, and craft targeted interventions that address issues related to Social Determinants of Health. Participants of the Roundtable will be asked to identify priority topics for discussion, including: 

  1. Understanding your patient’s community  
  2. Collecting and analyzing screening data on patient social needs (PRAPARE)   
  3. Understanding your referrals 
  4. Accessing and using community health needs assessment data  
  5. Leveraging population management data readily available through certified EHRs  
  6. Using demographic and socioeconomic data from federal and local governments such as the CDC’s social vulnerability index to gain insight into community needs.  

The Roundtable discussion will be a learning opportunity and safe space for participants to engage with SMEs as well as ask questions, voice opinions, and hear the thoughts of others. Participants will agree on a specific topic(s) to discuss and debate, and each member of the discussion is treated as a peer.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST

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Presenter: Chantal Laperle, MA, CPHQ, PCMH, CCE, CTL

Chantal Laperle, MA, CPHQ, PCMH, CCE, CTL, is a senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). She has extensive leadership and coaching experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of health initiatives aimed at improving the care of our country’s most vulnerable populations. She is skilled in the development of workflows and the use of tools to monitor and succeed within a process as well as coaching teams through the development, implementation, and monitoring of a project. She has more than 25 years of experience in project management and oversight, having managed state and federal contracts from grant proposal initiation through award, implementation, reporting, and close out.  

Ms. Laperle is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and certified in Health Care Risk Management through the University of Florida. She is also certified in Advanced Facilitation and the 7 Tools of Quality Control through GOAL/QPC, has been an Instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and is a Certified Content Expert (CCE) through NCQA. Ms. Laperle is from a family who has experience and understanding of the impact mental health and substance use issues can have. She holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from Lesley University. 

Earn 1.5 continuing education credits for participating in this roundtable.