The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) invites you to attend Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications and Future Directions on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

In 2014, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) recommended the standard capture of 12 health-related social and behavioral measures in electronic health records (EHR). Social and behavioral measures are now routinely collected in many EHR systems and are increasingly being used in clinical care and population health assessment. Routine screening for a patient’s unmet social needs and adverse health behaviors, combined with referral to precision interventions to reduce the patient’s health risks associated with these “social determinants,” is an emerging trend in healthcare. This one-day meeting will highlight recent innovative applications and ongoing research, and facilitate dialogue between scientific researchers in the field and staff from NIH and other federal agencies regarding future research directions. A summary of the meeting will be available following the meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Free registration for this event is required.
This meeting will not be live webcast. Please register to attend this meeting in person.

Meeting Venue
National Institutes of Health
Porter Neuroscience Research Center
Building 35A, Room 610
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Lunch and refreshments will be on your own. Located within building 35 is a dining center that offers food and beverages.

Getting to the Building 35A (Visitor Information)
All visitors must enter the NIH campus through the NIH Gateway Center, located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike / Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Please note: visitor parking is limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site for information on fares and schedules.

For visitors arriving in vehicles, on motorcycles or bicycles, the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station (Building 66A), provides multiple inspection lanes and allows visitors to go through inspection and get a visitor badge in one centralized, efficient process. Vehicles enter the Gateway Center complex through a new roadway, "NIH Gateway Drive," just south of the intersection of the previous visitor entrance at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Vehicles that choose to bypass parking in MLP-11 will go through inspection and enter campus at Center Drive near the National Library of Medicine. (See Gateway Map)

Following the security process, you can either walk to Building 35A, or catch the NIH campus (red line) shuttle. If you are taking the shuttle you will get off at the Building 35/36/37 stop, which is approximately a 10-minute ride. From there, walk to Building 35A. You will enter on the ground floor of the building. Room 610 is on that floor.

Visit the NIH Visitor’s Center for more information about the NIH security process, visitor’s parking, and parking fares.

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the event should contact

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