Objective. To determine the effectiveness of an innovative curriculum, using trigger videos modeling screening for social determinants of health (SDH), on the comfort and screening practices of pediatric residents during well-child care. Methods. A nonrandomized controlled study of an educational intervention was performed. Resident surveys assessing knowledge, comfort, and screening practices for SDH were performed pre- and post-intervention. Subsets of control and intervention residents were observed pre- and post-intervention to determine changes in SDH screening practices. Results. Thirty-six residents completed the study. Intervention residents spent more time screening (P =.04), and inquired more frequently about family supports (P =.046) and housing conditions (P =.045). Intervention residents were less likely to note lack of knowledge and discomfort as barriers to screening. Conclusions. A curriculum incorporating trigger videos modeling SDH screening increased screening time and inquiry for a number of SDH by pediatric residents. Fewer barriers to screening were noted following the curriculum.
- continuity clinic
- social determinants of health
- trigger videos
- well-child care