Across Kaiser Permanente, SONNET is creating a national network of applied researchers with expertise in implementation, research, and evaluation. SONNET's role is to help each KP region design, evaluate, and implement effective social health interventions that address and improve our members' social health. We encourage KP leaders, administrators, and clinicians to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how SONNET can assist with social health initiatives across the enterprise.
SONNET's work is made possible with funding from KP's National Community Health Program in support of the organization’s goal to achieve equitable health outcomes for all members and improve conditions for health in our communities.
Read results of SONNET's evidence review on interventions to address social isolation and loneliness, led by Nancy S. Weinfield, PhD, and Adrienne Deneal, MS, from KP Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute.
Read results of SONNET's research on how to implement social risk-informed care in this report by Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD, and Dea Papajorgji-Taylor, MPH, from Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research. The report provides a roadmap for effectively implementing social risk-informed care, including 21 specific recommendations across 6 domains: leadership, training, infrastructure, patient-provider interaction, community, and evaluation.
We are a learning network of researchers and evaluators from across KP. Our team includes our executive sponsors, our Coordinating Center at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, and our Evaluation and Research Committee.
We work to improve KP members' social health by convening researchers and connecting them with KP leaders, consulting on best practices for KP social health interventions, and communicating what we learn across KP and beyond.
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