SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Relationships between health care and social service organizations for older adults: network properties and health outcomes

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Amanda Brewster, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Amanda Brewster is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Her research examines how management practices influence the performance of health care organizations, with a focus on relationships between health care and social service organizations.
Services targeting social determinants of health – such as housing, nutrition, and income – have been shown to improve health outcomes for older adults, but evidence on the most effective strategies for linking the interdependent work of health care and social service organizations is limited. This presentation will discuss recent research on cross-sectoral collaboration among health care and social service agencies at the community level. We used empirical data on organizational networks of health care and social service organizations in 20 U.S. communities to investigate what types of inter-organizational collaborations were associated with lower health care use and spending.

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