About 29.7% of health care consumers screened positive for one or more social risks. The majority, 58%, lived in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Social risks include food insecurity, housing insecurity, and financial resource strain. In a study that compared need for social support to the social deprivation index for the consumer’s neighborhood, the researchers screened 36,578 individuals, and 10,858 (29.7%) screened positive for a one or more social risks. Those who screened positive were asked if they wanted assistance with any social risks. Food insecurity: About 66.8% responded to the screening for food insecurity . . .
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