According to Healthy People 2020, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. About 40 percent of a person’s health is attributed to social factors such as social determinants of health. Community health centers (CHCs) are understanding the need to learn about the social determinants of health affect affecting their patients in order to fully care for them. CPCA is committed to supporting health centers in understanding the screening tools available, collecting patient-level data with the necessary workflows, and building partnerships in their community to address the SDOH affecting their patients.

SDOH Learning Cohort

This innovative, asynchronous, online course is designed to empower health care professionals with knowledge and skills to collect and respond to SDOH data and improve population health outcomes. For more information and to register, click here.

SDOH Peer Network

This peer network supports health centers at all parts of the journey to understand SDOH learn from and collaborate with each other. The meeting is held bi-monthly as a space to learn about how CHCs in California are selecting tools to collect and address data and developing workflows to ensure successful SDOH data collection.

Upcoming Meetings:

Click here for a searchable event calendar to see upcoming meetings of the SDOH Peer Network.

Innovations in SDOH at California Community Health Centers

California's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are responding to the non-medical needs of low-income patients with imagination and commitment. Click here to learn more about the the history of SDOH and innovation spotlights from eight California CHCs.


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