December 2016 Newsletter
Data Countdown to 2017
Primary Prevention Physicians
Last month, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow and Get Healthy SMC led a training for primary care providers at the San Mateo Medical Center on how to be advocates for key social determinants of health. Many doctors express frustration that they typically see patients when social determinants such as transportation and housing challenges have impacted their ability to manage their illness or contributed to their stress and poor health. By training providers on primary prevention, we can course correct earlier and improve health outcomes for those who need it most. View the full presentation here.
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