About the Tool
WeCare is a 10-item questionnaire assessing needs in 4 domains (economic stability, education, neighborhood & physical environment, and food).
Read about development of the tool:
Improving the management of family psychosocial problems at low-income children's well-child care visits: the WE CARE Project
Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Thompson RE, Serwint JR. Improving the management of family psychosocial problems at low-income children's well-child care visits: the WE CARE Project. Pediatr. 2007;120(3):547-58.
Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Serwint RA. Screening for basic social needs at a medical home for low-income children. Clin Pediatr. 2009;48(1):32-6
Garg A, Sarkar S, Marino M, Onie R, Solomon BS. Linking urban families to community resources in the context of pediatric primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;79(2):251–4.
Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Silverstein M, Freeman E. Addressing social determinants of health at well child care visits: a cluster RCT. Pediatr 2015;135(2):e296-304.
Zielinski S, Paradis HA, Herendeen P, Barbel P. The Identification of Psychosocial Risk Factors Associated With Child Neglect Using the WE-CARE Screening Tool in a High-Risk Population. J Pediatr Health Care. 2017;31(4):470-5.