Practical Strategies to Address Social Risk Factors - Session 2: July 12

Time: 1:00 PM


Virtual - Wednesday, July 12, 1-2 pm


This program is complimentary for IHA-member hospitals and health systems.

The webinars will be recorded and made available to registrants after the program.

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Screening for social determinants of health (SDoH) is a critical first step in helping patients overcome challenges to optimal care. With a direct connection to health equity, this webinar series will explore effective SDoH screening tools and processes, as well as resources to support hospital efforts. You’ll learn about screening requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure compliance while you break down barriers to care.  

Offered in collaboration with Cynosure Health and four other state hospital associations, this webinar series will highlight the role of SDoH screenings in improving quality and health outcomes, particularly for care transitions. You’ll also hear about successful screening implementation strategies at hospitals and health systems across the U.S.

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Practical Strategies for Implementing SDoH Screening and Addressing Social Risk Factors

What’s the best way to go about SDoH screening? Find out during this webinar, offering practical strategies to support your SDoH work underway. You’ll also get a glimpse into the successful efforts of hospitals nationwide to implement effective SDoH screening programs. 


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how an effective SDoH screening process can improve quality of care and population health outcomes. 

  • Outline regulatory requirements around health equity and SDoH screening.

  • Compare SDoH screening resources and tools currently available to support hospitals.

  • Discuss practical strategies for implementing SDoH screening processes and addressing social risk factors.

  • Describe how a quality improvement approach can be used to support the implementation of an SDoH screening program. 

Who Should Attend

This webinar series is designed for hospital and health system leaders and teams responsible for social determinants of health (SDoH) screening, including those in:

  • Administration

  • Case Management

  • Community Health

  • Health Information and Medical Records

  • Clinical Care

  • Medical Staff

  • Quality Improvement

  • Risk Management

  • Compliance


Christina Boyd, MPH, CPHQ
IHA Director, Quality, Safety and Health Policy
Boyd has over 14 years of experience in hospital associations, working to advance quality and health outcomes in Illinois hospitals. In her current role, Boyd is responsible for leading and coordinating quality and patient safety initiatives to support the implementation of improvement processes and improve member performance. She is the lead for various federal, state and local quality improvement projects, as well as the topic lead for patient and family engagement and EMS operations and policy development. 

Natalie Graves, MPH
Director, Research and Implementation, Cynosure Health
Graves has over a decade of experience in leading programs to transform healthcare by leveraging quality improvement strategies and promoting peer-to-peer learning. She has collaborated with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, hospitals, accountable care organizations, state Medicaid agencies, and patient and family advocates to translate ambitious goals into concrete action plans for improvement. Her areas of expertise include value-based care, delivery system transformation, payment reform, quality improvement, project management, and coaching and mentoring.

Jenny Winkler, MPH, CIC, CPPS
IHA Senior Director, Quality, Safety and Health Policy
With over 14 years of experience in healthcare, Winkler has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of infection prevention, patient safety, quality improvement and project management. Through IHA’s Institute in Innovations in Care and Quality, she works with hospitals to support and enhance their patient safety and quality work.