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Taking the Lead on Tackling Social Needs (06:43)

In a waiting room poll of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center patients, the majority of respondents cited lack of access to nutritious food, housing, and employment as their most pressing health issues. Anna M. Roth, Contra Costa Regional’s CEO, describes her health system’s initiatives to address these issues, and notes that social needs extend beyond safety-net hospitals. People are in need, says Roth, and health care is poised to take the lead.

From the NEJM Catalyst event Care Redesign: Creating the Future of Care Delivery at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, September 30, 2015.

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