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Empowered #patientchat – Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) w/@askdrfitz and @HealthSparq

October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Empowered #patientchat - Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) w/@askdrfitz and @HealthSparq

You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on social determinants of health with special guests Lisa Fitzpatrick (@askdrfitz) and HealthSparq (@HealthSparq).


Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is an infectious diseases physician, CDC-trained medical epidemiologist and founder of Grapevine Health, an organization focused on improving health literacy and patient engagement. Her career has spanned research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education and patient advocacy. Full bio >>.

HealthSparq helps people make smarter health care choices by partnering with health plans to provide members with cost and quality information about doctors, hospitals and medical services, based on their individual benefits. Through HealthSparq’s #WTFix initiative (link: https://whatsthefix.info/), HealthSparq highlights patient stories and meaningful conversations, like this #patientchat, that help drive change in health care.


Social Determinants of Health or SDOH are the conditions in the environments in which people live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that impact their health. Research has shown that these factors determine up to 90% of a patient’s health outcome. Some broad examples of social determinants of health include:

  • Economics
  • Food
  • Environment
  • Social
  • Healthcare
  • Education


Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: What are the social determinants that might affect someone’s health? #patientchat

T2: What should healthcare providers (HCPs) do to address patients’ social needs? #patientchat

T3: How can you encourage a discussion of SDOH with your HCP? #patientchat

T4: How can patients engage with the community and policymakers to improve SDOH? #patientchat

T5: How will SDOH influence to future of healthcare? #patientchat

We hope to see you Friday, October 4th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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October 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


October 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT