WHA Introduces Social Determinants of Health Webinar Series
In collaboration with WHA Information Center (WHAIC), the WHA quality team is offering a four-part social determinants of health (SDOH) webinar series that will provide hospitals and health systems valuable information to help improve health outcomes in their communities.
The Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin
- Jan. 26 - 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
- April 27 - 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
- July 27 - 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
- Oct. 26 - 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
SDOH can have a profound impact on health outcomes; and yet, developing and sustaining processes to build a culture of health remains a challenge. Currently, no standardized SDOH collection exists, resulting in incomplete data and gaps in important information, placing health care systems at a disadvantage when seeking to effectively identify, prioritize and intervene on SDOH.
This collaborative series will help hospitals and health systems build the case for capturing “Z codes” to track SDOH data. Z codes are a special group of codes provided for the reporting of factors influencing health status and contact with health services. The webinars will also feature tools to assist with using the data in a meaningful way and include perspectives from organizations around the state who have begun to successfully implement strategies that are driving improvement in health outcomes through identification of health disparities.
More details and registration information for this educational series will be available at www.wha.org
For questions, contact WHA Clinical Quality Improvement Director Jill Lindwall
or WHAIC Vice President Jennifer Mueller
This story originally appeared in the January 06, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter