Key PointsQuestionCan addressing social issues during pediatric primary and urgent health care visits decrease families’ social needs and improve children’s health? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial, the provision of in-person resource navigation services significantly decreased families’ reports of social needs and significantly improved children’s overall health status compared with an active control condition. MeaningThese findings suggest that addressing social needs in pediatric health care settings can affect both family circumstances and child health.
JAMA Pediatrics – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 6, 2016