SDoH in the News
Becker’s Hospital Review: (2/3) – While hospitals and health systems continue to pour dollars into initiatives, the American Medical Association suggests they need to go one step further to truly make an impact and improve social determinants of health.
NASHP: (2/3) – Over the last two years, governors across the country have increasingly recognized the need to prioritize safe and supportive schools as a critical social determinant of health.
Becker’s Hospital Review: (1/31) – A program involving pediatricians and community-based organizations in New York City helped more than 1,500 families connect to services to help address social determinants of health.
WENY News: (1/31) – A new program in Pennsylvania, called the Medicaid Work Supports Initiative supported by a partnership between the Department of Human Services, Department of Labor and Industry and Industry, and seven Medicaid Managed Care organizations, is looking to connect Medicaid enrollees with job openings and training programs.
Patient Engagement HIT: (1/30) – A new partnership between CommonSpirit Health, NEMT broker LogistiCare Circulation, and rideshare provider Lyft aims to drive patient care access and address the social determinants of health.
WCNC: (1/29) – 15% of people in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina are food insecure, so the local health department and hospitals are teaming up with non-profit Loaves and Fishes to roll out mobile food pharmacies to tackle food desert.
AMA: (1/28) – The American Medical Association Foundation launched a new plan to address LGBTQ health disparities by creating a cadre of LGBTQ health specialists through their LGBTQ Fellowship Program.
Managed Care Magazine: (1/27) – With the increase in spending on social determinants of health initiatives, there has also been an increase of specialized vendors selling software platforms that connect patients and providers with social service providers and other resources.
Post Bulletin: (1/26) – Despite new doubts, the case for ‘hotspotting’ for heavy health care users continues.
Modern Healthcare: (1/24) – Expanding Medicaid eligibility could address maternal mortality driven by social determinants.