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.
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.