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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Effect of Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health on Veterans' Outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Deborah Gurewich

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2021 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $211,209
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Despite medical advances, up to 70% of health outcomes are due to social determinants of health (SDoH) - the conditions in which people live and work that shape whether basic needs (e.g., housing, food) are met. These associations are especially well documented for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In response, health policy leaders recommend screening and referral (S&R) for unmet needs in clinical settings, and the American Heart Association recently concluded that the most significant...

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