Social Needs Checklist

Domains: Economic Stability
Social and Community Context
Health and Clinical Care
Neighborhood and Physical Environment
Constructs: Employment
Medical Bills
Social Support Systems
Quality of Housing
Year Created: 1996
Number of Items: Not Reported
Administration Time (Minutes): 5
Administration Setting: Primary Care
Population Screened: Adults
Administration Methods: Not Reported

About the Tool

The Social Needs Checklist is a 5-minute questionnaire exploring areas of social need in 4 domains (economic stability, social & community context, health and clinical care, and neighborhood & physical environment).

Read about development of the tool:
Screening for social and environmental problems in a VA primary care setting.

Related Articles

Bikson K, McGuire J, Blue-Howells J, Seldin-Sommer L.
Psychosocial problems in primary care: patient and provider perceptions. Soc Work Health Care. 2009;48(8):736-49.

Cook CA, Freedman JA, Freedman LD, Arick RK, Miller ME. Screening for social and environmental problems in a VA primary care setting. Health Soc Work. 1996;21(1):41-7.

McGuire J, Bikson K, Blue-Howells J. How many social workers are needed in primary care? A patient-based needs assessment example. Health Soc Work. 2005;30(4):305-13.

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