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April 23 Health Affairs Webinar: Integrating Social Services & Health: Evidence-Based Practices

  • Thursday, April 23, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern: Evidence-Based Practices
  • Thursday, April 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern: Infrastructure

Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

Follow live tweets @Health_Affairs, and join the
conversation with #socialservicesandhealth.

The April 2020 issue of Health Affairs examines the integration of social services and health. There is growing attention in the health sector to understanding and addressing the social factors that play a role in people's health. Yet, most programs designed to meet social needs are completely separate from those designed to meet health care needs. These studies in this month's issue are particularly relevant at a time when the coronavirus is highlighting the need for an integrated response.

In normal times, the release of a Health Affairs issue of this significance would be accompanied by a large, in-person event in Washington, DC, but the current public health emergency makes that impossible. This month instead, in a series of three online events, we will highlight key papers and authors, followed by a live "Question and Answer" session with the viewing audience.

Please join us for this important and timely online event series, hosted by Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil. Questions will be accepted at each session.

Follow live tweets @Health_Affairs, and join the conversation with #socialservicesandhealth.

Evidence-Based Practices

John McConnell
Director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Allison Bovell-Ammon
Director of Policy Strategy, Children's HealthWatch

Amy Freeman
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Amanda Risser
Senior Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Central City Concern

Bonnie Mohan
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Health & Housing Consortium, Inc.

Infrastructure Needs Associated With Integration

Emily Putnam-Hornstein
Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Southern California

Yuri Cartier
Research Associate, University of California, San Francisco

Dora Lynn Hughes
Associate Research Professor of Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Shauna Petchel
PhD Candidate, School of Public Health at Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University, and Senior Project Manager at the OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness

After you have registered, instructions for joining the webcasts will be shared the week of each event.

Health Affairs thanks the Kresge Foundation for its support of the theme issue and event, and Jorge Delva of the Boston University School of Social Work and Laura Gottlieb of the University of California San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine for serving as theme advisers.


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Late-breaking content is also found through, Health Affairs Today, and Health Affairs Sunday Update.

Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization that places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe. Project HOPE has published Health Affairs since 1981.