Social Determinants of Health (Social Needs Screening) Use Case
The Social Determinants of Health (Social Needs Screening) use case allows organizations to send data to Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and to other care team members and participating organizations to support care coordination and population health.
Use Case Summary, Implementation Guide and Supporting Documents
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Use Case Summary
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Use Case Implementation Guide (updated on 10/18/21)
SDOH file specification (Download – updated on 11/17/22) (Excel file – To download, right click on link and “Save link as”)
About this Use Case
“Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” 
In an effort to better understand the link between social needs and individual health and well-being, more data is needed across and within organizations caring for people in the community.
The SDoH use case is a first step in building a knowledge infrastructure that streamlines the process of sharing needed and permissible information across communities and throughout the State of Michigan. The use case allows organizations to send the data specific to SDOH information through the statewide health information network. Data submitted through this use case will also be available to care team members and participating organizations as appropriate to support care coordination and population health.
 “Social Determinants of Health,” healthypeople.gov, accessed October, 17, 2018, https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health#five