SDoH in the News
Healthcare Innovation: (1/8) – Hospitals are stepping in to help patients with transportation. But solving the issue of transportation as a social determinant of health is challenging as the difficulty lies in creating a consistent and reliable patient experience across diverse transportation models and systems.
Healthcare Innovation: (1/8) – The Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP), co-led by Andy Slavitt and AVIA, is a collaborative effort to transform healthcare and the related social needs for Americans on Medicaid, with more than 100 projects initiated across 30 health systems since 2018. This article examines the work the MTP has done to address community-based care, behavioral health, and maternal and infant health.
Health Affairs: (1/3) – The organizers of the Mid-Ohio Farmacy, the seventh largest food bank in the country, describe their experience of establishing a link between an academic medical center and a regional foodbank to address food insecurity in a health care setting.
Patient Engagement HIT: (1/2) – As more healthcare organizations focus on social determinants of health, they have to collaborate with other key players in communities to deliver on programs.
Health Leaders: (1/2) – Health Leaders provides an analysis of what to expect in 2020, placing a big emphasis on social determinants of health, but noting that there remains a question of whether emerging reimbursement models will help shift the uptake of social determinants initiatives and policies.
Forbes: (1/2) – This article examines the disconnect between healthcare spending and population health in the United States, looking at issues of physician shortages, life expectancy and public health funding to explain the current fragmentation of healthcare today.
Patient Engagement HIT: (12/26) – Access to nutritious food is regarded as a key social determinant of health, and food security initiatives have come to the forefront of many initiatives as a strategy to address social determinants.
Healthcare IT News: (12/23) – In 2019, social determinants got the attention it finally deserves, with more hospital and health systems beginning to embrace a more holistic approach of health and wellness for their patient populations.
Becker’s Hospital Review: (12/20) – UW Health’s population health chief Dr. Jonathan Jaffery discusses the importance of social determinants of health in relation to his population health strategy.
Patient Engagement HIT: (12/20) – The newly renovated Rutgers Community Health Center reopened its doors with its aim of improving community health for high-risk individuals, including addressing social determinants of health and managing patient wellness outside of individual care episodes.
WBIW: (12/20) – The Indiana Family and Social Services was awarded a $5.2 million CMS grant addressing maternal opioid use, aiming to improve the coordination of clinical care and the integration of other services that are critical for maternal and child health, well-being and sustained recovery.
CMS: (12/19) – CMS awarded funding for 10 states selected to receive funding under the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model.