Social Health Determinants
October 24, 2017 Vol. I No. 5
Social Determinants of Health

Evidence is mounting that social determinants of health--social, economic and environmental factors that impact quality of life--significantly influence population health.

Initiatives such as CMS' Accountable Health Communities Model and other population health platforms encourage healthcare organizations to tackle the broad range of social, economic and environmental factors that shape an individual's health. Mission Health recently attributed its success in CMS' Medicare Shared Savings Program to its care coordination model that addresses the whole person.

And 2015 research by Brigham Young University found that the social determinants of loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity.
  1. Social Health Determinants Care Coordination Model Key to Mission Health's MSSP ACO Results
  2. Screening for Social Determinants of Health Helps Doctors Provide Better Care
  3. Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Screening Tools, Triage and Workflows to Link High-Risk Patients to Community Services
  4. Promedica To Invest $50 Million in Community Initiative To Strengthen Neighborhoods by Addressing SDOH
  5. Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities through Community Transformation
  6. NYU Langone Launches Office to Enhance Hospitals' Role in Improving Community Health
  7. States Increasingly Require Medicaid MCOs To Screen for Social Needs
  8. Social Determinants of Health: Benchmarks and Metrics
  9. Reducing the Risk Associated with Loneliness and Social Isolation: A Public Health Prioritization
  10. Use Annual Wellness Visit to Screen for Social Determinants of Health in High-Risk Medicare Population
  11. A New Responsibility for Children's Hospitals: The Health of Neighborhoods
  12. Motivational Interviewing Respectfully Dispels Social Determinant of Health Barriers
  13. Social Determinants of Health: Scarcity of Supportive Services Hampers SDOH Linkages

Community Partnerships

Strong community partnerships are playing a bigger role in healthcare organizations today as organizations seek to address all of the factors that can impact a patient's health. Are they working for you?   Tell your story.

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