KP Social Needs Network for Evaluation & Translation (SONNET)
As part of our focus on social health, the ACT Center is the proud home of the coordinating center for Kaiser Permanente Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET). Supported by KP’s National Community Health Program, SONNET helps Kaiser Permanente researchers, leaders, and medical professionals design, evaluate, and learn from initiatives that address needs such as social connection, food, housing, and transportation.
SONNET works to advance our understanding of health system impact on improving social health by:
- Convening social health researchers and national and regional Kaiser Permanente leaders to build capacity for social health research and to evaluate and refine interventions;
- Consulting with the Kaiser Permanente National Social Health Program and individual Kaiser Permanente regions on best practices for social health interventions; and
- Communicating what we learn across Kaiser Permanente and beyond, acting as a learning and action network to advance social health research and practice.
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