Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health

  • Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Date: 09/01/2019

Health care systems are paying increased attention to social factors, such as access to stable housing, reliable transportation, and nutritious food. These upstream social conditions help shape people’s health because they affect both the delivery and the outcomes of health care. It is therefore critical to take them into account to improve both primary prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness

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