Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Sociants?
It is a digital platform that helps identify social needs in vulnerable individuals and communities, and matches them with organizations and providers who can assist them.
What are the social determinants of health (SDOHs)?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the social determinants of health (SDOHs) are the circumstances in which people are born, grown, live, work, and age. These circumstances impact the health and wellbeing of people, and are the result of the distribution of money, power and resources, worldwide, but also at national and local levels. SDOHs make visible the inequities and injustices in which people can live. Learn more here.
Who can request the help offered by Sociants?
Our services can be requested by anyone who has social needs, has survived a natural disaster or other catastrophic event, and is lacking basic necessities.
What type of survey does Sociants use to identify needs?
Our survey of SDOH is based on the most commonly reported social needs, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The questions revolve around determinants that affect each individual, such as sociodemographic information, housing, work and personal environment, among others.
What information does Sociants share?
We take safety very seriously. Your data is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the strictest legal standards. If you need assistance, and only if authorized, your information will be available to community organizations and entities that have the capacity of aiding.
How can I use Sociants in my organization?
Our platform offers valuable tools for resource allocation, data exchange and aid coordination in communities. If you want to get personalized information on how Sociants fits the needs of your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (787) 294-5557. Our representatives will be glad to help you!
What type of organization can use Sociants?
Sociants welcomes any organization that is classified under the following categories: Culture & Recreation, Housing & Development, Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Educational and Scientific Research, Environment, Health, International Affairs, Law, Advocacy & Politics, Philantropy, Social Services & Welfare, and Religion.
We also accept nonprofits, social welfare organizations (L3C), for profits, community leadership, cooperatives, corporations, Limited-Liability Companies (LLC), Limited-Liability Societies and municipalities.