HSCSN works together with our community partners to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that affect our population. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. The social determinants of health are the most significant drivers of differences in health outcomes (i.e., health disparities) and health inequities in the District of Columbia. Below is a list of resources, tools, and community partners to help our enrollees achieve and maintain good health.
DC Health Matters Connect
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Here at HSC Health Care System / Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN), we know that there are many factors that affect your health. HSCSN has partnered with DC Health Matters. DC Health Matters is a group of organizations working to better connect families to the resources and healthcare they need. You can find information about food, educational programs and legal services. Enter your zip code in the box below to start finding resources near you.
- DC Public Library provides environments that invite reading, learning, and community discussion.
- Food Jonezi believes all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.
- River Terrace assists students to develop the skills they need for education, employment, and independent living.
- Adventure Dental and Orthodontics makes quality oral health care easy with fun-filled offices, caring staff, and convenient scheduling. They accept Medicaid and most insurance plans.
- Whitman Walker provides judgment-free community-based health and wellness services through multiple locations in D.C
- DC Health promotes health, wellness, and equality across D.C. and protects the safety of residents, visitors, and those doing business here.
- Martha’s Table supports strong children, strong families, and strong communities by increasing access to quality education, health and wellness, and family resources.
- Community of Hope works to improve health and end family homelessness to make Washington, DC more equitable.
- Colgate is committed to raising oral healthcare standards everywhere.
As a caregiver, you do many things to help those with health care needs. It is important that you also take care of yourself. Use the resources below to learn about ways to recharge so you can care for the people you love.
Caregiver Stress (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Family Caregivers (Family Caregiver Alliance)
What Is Caregiver Burnout? (American Heart Association)