Lessons from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Data about the Double Burden of Cancer and Social Determinants of Health (2018)

Patients undergoing cancer care treatment require tailored screening, navigation, and legal problem-solving to address health-related social needs.

Home visitors learn more about a family’s situation than other professionals, allowing for preventive legal problem-solving.

The Project DULCE intervention generated reduced emergency department utilization, enhanced adherence to preventive care, and greater access to concrete supports.


This pilot partnership aims to build skills and knowledge among current and future workforce members relating to social determinants of health.