CTN-0143: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Needs and Consequences Associated with Substance Use Disorders
Yih-Ing Hser, PhD
Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
University of California
Lacking comprehensive understanding of how social determinants of health (SDoH) factors influence patient outcomes, many service delivery systems cannot effectively meet the needs of patients with substance use disorders (SUD), nor do providers of SUD services typically recognize or address SDoH issues. To improve the understanding of SDoH-related needs and consequences among individuals with SUDs, this study will analyze data from a large public health system to identify patterns of SDoH in relation to treatment experiences and outcomes, focusing on SUD treatment initiation, treatment retention, arrest, drug overdose, mortality, as well as utilization of services for health conditions and SDoH issues. Analyses will also be conducted by sex and by race and ethnicity.