The resources on this page are here to help support and assist providers in improving health outcomes with assessments and referrals for Social Determinants of Health needs.
Social Determinants of Health, including income, educational attainment, employment status, and access to food and housing, affect an array of health outcomes. Individuals with unmet social needs are more likely to have more frequent emergency department (ED) visits, have repeat “no-shows” to medical appointments, and have more difficulty maintaining adequate glycemic control and cholesterol levels than those able to meet their needs.
Source: Caitlin Thomas-Henkel and Meryl Schulman, C. f. (2017, October). Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Considerations. Retrieved May 18, 2020, from CHCS Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.: https://www.chcs.org/resource/screening-social-determinants-health-populations-complex-needs-implementation-considerations/
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides checks to participants of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and seniors who are over the age of 60 and meet income eligibility guidelines, for the purchase of fresh produce, cut herbs, and honey at affiliated Farmers’ Markets.
This portion of the HUSKY Health website is managed by Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.®, the State of Connecticut’s Medical Administrative Services Organization (ASO) for the HUSKY Health program. For the general HUSKY Health website gateway, please visit portal.ct.gov/husky. HUSKY Health includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and is administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS).