American Hospital Association Social Determinants of Health Resources for Hospitals

The AHA is working to support hospitals and health systems as they address social determinants of health, eliminate health care disparities and provide comprehensive care to every patient in every community—all of which improve community health. The AHA is continuously developing resources on how hospitals can address the social determinants of health in their communities. The website includes reports, case studies, webinars and videos on eight social determinants of health.

Antipsychotic Action Plan

The Antipsychotic Action Plan template is to be used by clinical staff in the nursing home setting to assess and review medication management. It is intended to be a template capable of being modified as needed.

The SMART goals in the plan address education, non-medication interventions, documentation and gradual dose reduction strategies and outcomes. The resource section includes links to augment education and implementation of interventions.

Antipsychotic Drug List

This resource provides a quick list of antipsychotic medications available in the United States. Post this list near the medication cart/room as a resource for staff administering medications.

Best Practice Strategies for Health Equity Data Collection

This resource supplements the Health Equity Organization Assessment (HEOA) and offers best practices to address opportunities for improvement from the HEOA results. It is a valuable resource for any organization seeking best practices for improving consistent patient demographic data collection – including REaL (race, ethnicity and language) and SDOH (social determinants of health) – and using the data to identify and address health disparities.

NQIIC Health Equity Roadmap

This resource covers three key areas that should be addressed before beginning any quality improvement or patient safety initiative. It does have a focus on health equity.–/view?usp=sharing

Best Practices from the Field: Using Social Determinants of Health Resource and Referral Data to Increase Equitable Access and Connection Rates to Essential Resources

Prior to COVID-19, health care investments in SDOH programs to support connecting patients to community resources were on the rise, supported by a proliferation of technology solutions like Aunt Bertha, Unite Us, NowPow and others. These resource databases serve as critical tools for tracking the local services landscape and connecting people to the essential resources they need to be healthy (Cartier et al. 2019). However, when adopting these technology solutions to support SDOH programs, it is important to recognize that more resource information does not always result in people being connected to resources. There are best practices for managing resource information, and using and interpreting the data to effectively and equitably connect people to resources. Here, we aim to provide examples to demonstrate the ways in which data usage and interpretation can impact equitable access to essential resources and improve connection rates.

Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions

Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions is a tool intended to aid clinicians in switching patients off of full opioid agonists to buprenorphine, a partial mixed opioid agonist for pain management.

The information presented in this document should not be considered medical advice and is not a substitute for individualized patient or client care and treatment decisions.

Buprenorphine Resource Guide

The Buprenorphine Resource Guide is a resource that contains the various FDA-approved formulations of buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder and pain management. This resource guide also includes a brief history of buprenorphine and explains its analgesic effects.