Your child’s wellness depends on numerous factors. The experienced team at Pediatric Medical Associates, with offices in Sacramento and Folsom, California, can help assess and optimize these social determinants of health (SDOH). SDOH includes factors like school, home, and extracurricular life. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment to have your child’s SDOH assessed and potentially improved to enhance their well-being.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) define how a person (in this case, a child) grows, works, lives, and ages. They include the set of forces and systems that shape the conditions of daily life. SDOHs include home life, social relationships, school, nutrition, and community experiences.
SDOHs may affect if, when, and how a child receives care. For example, without health insurance, a child may miss important primary care visits and fall behind on vaccines and screenings.
Factors that affect a child’s well-being, access to health care, and physical and mental well-being include:
These adverse childhood experiences significantly impact a child’s quality of life.
Improving SDOH is a community effort, and Pediatric Medical Associates is a leader. The practice has a Community Health Advocate (CHA) who helps parents and families access necessary resources, especially in challenging times.
The CHA can help with:
The team at Pediatric Medical Associates wants to ensure that you receive the help you need to achieve optimal health and wellness for your family.
If you’re concerned about any aspects of your child’s environment or their access to basic needs, call the front desk or ask your provider at the next appointment to be connected with the CHA.
You can schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to learn about the services provided. The practice is dedicated to helping patients get connected with community resources. These SDOH resources are free of charge, regardless of your insurance situation.
Contact Pediatric Medical Associates to learn more about their SDOH assistance. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.