AAFP EveryONE Project Social Needs Screening Tools
Social Needs Screening Tools and Resources
Family physicians understand that it is important to identify and address social determinants of health (SDOH) for individuals and families to achieve optimal health outcomes and whole-person care.
The AAFP is committed to helping you and your patients with a series of tools to use at the point of care by the practice team to quickly and efficiently screen your patients, act when needed, and link to community resources.
The AAFP is providing resources that you can customize to your individual practice, population, and community needs, and to help get you started. These tools are intended to be useful to you and your practice team.
Guide to Social Needs Screening Tool and Resources
This toolkit includes a screening tool that can be adapted for your practice. While there are many social determinants that affect health, the needs addressed in this tool can often be addressed by community services, and are not routinely addressed by health care workers.
The long-form version of the screening tool is intended for practices that choose to screen for additional needs.
Patients may be more likely to disclose sensitive information, such as interpersonal violence, when the screening is self-administered.