MPHA Member of Work Group to Advise MassHealth on Social Determinants
In addition to leading ACHI, MPHA is a member of the MassHealth Social Services Integration Work Group (SSIWG) under the Office of Health and Human Services. The goal of SSIWG,
which had its first convening earlier this month, is to pr
ovide expertise and counsel to MassHealth in supporting integration of social services into health care reform in order to truly tackle the social determinants of health.
SSIWG will focus on identifying
promising models, methods, tools, and resources that enable social service integration in health care delivery and communicating best practices and recommendations to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).
Many members of the ACHI coalition serve on this working group and will continue to advocate for public health's role informing and advising health care on addressing the social determinants of health.