The purpose of this article is to describe a service learning opportunity where interprofessional teams of students worked together to address patients’ social determinants of health through home visits. This article describes this process, known as “hotspotting,” and presents the development of this project, including collaboration with a local home health agency, recruiting of students, and weekly team meetings for debriefing. Evaluation data, barriers with implementation, and next steps for sustainability are also discussed.
Author Affiliations: Clinical Associate Professor (Dr Zomorodi), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar (Dr Zomorodi); and Well Care Home Health Faculty Scholar (Dr Zomorodi); Graduate Student (Mss Odom and Askew) and Clinical Assistant Professor (Ms Leonard), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; Clinical Assistant Professor (Dr Sanders), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy; and Director of Performance Improvement and Education (Mr Thompson), Well Care Home Health.
Funding was provided to Dr Zomorodi by Well Care Home Health as a Well Care Home Health Faculty Scholar.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Zomorodi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Carrington Hall, CB# 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (email@example.com).
Accepted for publication: January 19, 2018
Published ahead of print: March 28, 2018