Source: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Medicare
How Healthy & Safe is My Living Environment?
Using the Health-Related Social Needs Screen Tool (AHC HRSN)
The Accountable Health Communities Health-Related Social Needs Screen Tool (AHC-HRSN) is a 10-question tool to screen for the quality and safety of a person’s living environment. It was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the help of a panel of experts from around the country.
Who is this quiz for?
Millions of people struggle every day with the reality or uncertainty of being able to get the resources (e.g., healthy food, utility bills paid, adequate housing, etc.) absolutely necessary to live well. People of all different ages, backgrounds and life situations may at one time or another in their life face one of these issues.
Take this quiz if you are worried that you or a loved one might not have what’s needed.
This tool is NOT meant for people under the age of 18.
What will the test tell me?
Your answers to these 10 questions are designed to help you see whether there are areas of your current living situation that may be placing your health at risk.
This quiz not only helps you to identify possible needs, but as well provides resources to help you find support and relief.
Your results are an indicator of possible health risks. As with any self-test, you are given insight into what you are experiencing. Please share your results to work together with your doctor or other health professionals on solutions to challenges you face.