Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Social Care Toolkit

Date of Review: May, 2024

This resource is a toolkit that offers a general overview of several topics relevant to social care in the pediatric emergency room. It provides consolidated educational references and expert recommendations around screening for social needs, integrating social care into clinical workflow (including several case examples), and communicating about social needs. It also includes some general resources and recommendations for building curricula on social care for Pediatric Emergency Medicine trainees. This resource is a helpful starting point and reference for anyone looking for an introduction to social care in the emergency room. —Emma Anselin, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Boston Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Clinical specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics