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The lives of children and youth with chronic or complex medical conditions often are complicated by psychosocial issues and family problems such as poverty, poor parental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. These children with “social complexity” are among the most frequent and highest-cost users of health care services, and their social vulnerability presents a challenge to providing high-quality care. Health care providers are increasingly being called upon to address these issues, yet resources to support them are in short supply. In this webinar, two leaders in the field of social complexity discussed their work.

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Webinar Recording


Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH

Michael A. Harris, PhD

Edward L. Schor, MD