Foothold Technology is hosting a series of webinars and podcasts related to staffing, social determinants of health, and DEI. Descriptions, times/dates, and registration details are below.
Webinar/Panel — Caring Companies: Shifting the Focus to Staff Retention and Well-Being
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
1:00 pm EST
In the disability field, when we talk about the care economy and specifically the workforce crisis, a lot of attention has been focused on recruitment, so we wanted to shift the focus to retention, staff well-being, and the unpaid workforce. Come join Elliot Massuda, the Strategic Partnerships Manager at Foothold Technology, as he engages in a live conversation with industry experts about the Care Economy. Visit here for more information and to register.
Webinar/Panel — Identifying Impact: How to Find Common Language Around SDoH
Thursday, March 31, 2022
1:00 pm EST
Social Determinants of Health have always been mission critical to our community. Now, it’s getting the much needed attention that it deserves. Although there’s a lot of buzz around SDoH, there are still many obstacles providers face when trying to get paid for SDoH services and demonstrating the impact of these services.
Come listen to a panel of industry experts talk about the landscape of SDoH, some initiatives to improve funding of these services, and where they see these efforts going. Visit here for more information and to register.
Sharing In Our Caring — Episode 4 | An Ongoing Journey in Committing to Do Better
We just launched our next episode on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are so relevant in our world right now that we would be remiss not to discuss it. In this episode of “Sharing in Our Caring” (a platform for human services professionals, policy-makers, and thought leaders to shed light on the topics and trends impacting their industry), hosts Elliot Massuda and Natalie Wright-Umoh discuss the importance of DEI and how that work has become more prominent. They are joined by Cindy Joseph, the Founder and CEO of The Cee Suite, who shares her experience as a talent management consultant, with a specialized focus in DEI. Tune in to hear the insights Cindy shares with organizations that are making a commitment to this work. Visit here to listen. “Sharing In Our Caring” is available on most podcast platforms.
The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has developed a new Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) training module specifically for Service Coordinators (SCs) and Direct Service Providers (DSPs).
SDoH are environmental and societal factors that impact health outcomes. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes SDoH as the conditions in which an individual is born, grows, lives, works and ages. These often-interrelated factors, though not medical in nature, can have a significant effect on health and long-term care outcomes.
The goal of this training is to educate SCs and DSPs about SDoH, review barriers to addressing SDoH with program participants, and apply the learning to the long-term care environment. To access the online training module, go to OLTL Service Coordinator Online Training – Dering. Complete the training module, then complete the registration page at the end of the training to receive credit for the course.
Questions about this training module should be directed to the enrollment unit.
The PA Department of Human Services (DHS) is in the process of developing and implementing a statewide Resource and Referral Tool, in order to assist families with receiving the necessary services to address their needs around social determinants of health (SDOH). This tool will include an SDOH standardized assessment which, when completed, will generate a list of resources closer to the community where the patient lives. It will also allow service providers to make electronic referrals and receive a notification when the patient receives the services.
In order to understand how this tool could better meet the needs of health care providers, we would like to know what you currently have in place to assess and address SDOH needs. DHS has put together a very brief questionnaire (7–8 questions) to receive provider feedback.
This survey should be completed by the individual in your practice who is in charge of SDOH assessments or has the most knowledge about how they are incorporated into your workflow. DHS would like to receive your feedback by Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Complete the survey here.