We can make change

Drivers of Health

Every day, physicians encounter patients in their practices who show the toll of skipping meals to feed their children, or who cannot rent or own a home because rents are so high.

We physicians know that improving our patients’ health is achievable only by addressing these and other drivers of health (DOH). We have been limited in our ability to do that, but, together, we can change this.

Let’s Take Five

We can integrate evidence-based approaches into clinical care settings, so our patients’ health and wellbeing are no longer dependent on the 5 key types of DOH.

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Food Security

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Housing Stability

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Transportation Access

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Utilities Access

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Interpersonal Safety

Take 5 to Start a Conversation During Patient Visits

Use the Let’s Take 5 Conversation Starter to prepare for having empathetic and empowering conversations with your patients about their DOH.

Take 5 Steps for Practice Integration

Explore the Let’s Take 5 Steps Implementation Guide to integrate clinically validated workflow approaches for DOH patient screenings in your organization.


Take 5 Seconds to Share

Let’s Take 5 to help other physicians start conversations with their patients to address their DOH.