EMS Improves Community Health by Addressing Social Determinants

  • Date: 06/19/2020

The connection between SDoH and health status has become especially evident during the coronavirus pandemic. Factors such as poverty, race, and zip code have made certain groups more vulnerable to the serious effects of the virus. Economic fallout from the pandemic may leave more people vulnerable to poverty and, in turn, further illness.

It is time for EMS to use its expertise and take a leadership role in creating data systems and referral practices that make the connection between healthcare and the social determinants of health.

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