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Jul 6, 2023

Our health system is proud to be a part of the legacy of Catholic healthcare throughout our region, but what does that look like in our everyday care of patients and our mission? Social determinants of health is a phrase growing in popularity that captures the factors—often unseen or taken for granted—that can impact the success of health outcomes for a person. If someone is more vulnerable—experiencing poor access to food or transportation; being homeless or without a social network; or facing similar challenges—the health outcomes they experience may be different than someone who does not face those same challenges.

Rob Tasman, vice president of mission integration, and Bently Senegal, director of community services, both with Our Lady of Lourdes Health, join us on The Doctor Will Hear You Now to discuss how these social determinants of health fit into the mission of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, and what is being done to improve the lives of patients in need.

More Social Determinants of Health Resources

- Read more about social determinants of health on our blog: Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Mission-Driven Approach to Community Care

- Learn about Social Determinants of Health and our community here:

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