Tag Archives: Social Determinants of Health

Why Medicaid Is The Platform Best Suited For Addressing Both Health Care And Social Needs

Medicaid could provide a common entry point that links individuals and families not just to health care services, but also to social services that affect their health.

September 7, 2017

Improving Older Adults’ Health: Creating Solutions With—Not For—Them

Why not take the time to ask older adults and caregivers about their everyday experiences and memorable moments to gain better insight into their needs? In this how-to post, a foundation describes its Aging by Design initiative.

August 29, 2017

Tribal Partnerships: A Health Foundation Balances Relationships And Results With Native American Communities

A health foundation has found a successful strategy for working with Native American tribes. It includes looking for outcome measures that balance the funder's need for objective evaluation with the tribes' goals and constraints. Using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) survey seems mutually...

August 24, 2017

Funding For Local Public Health: A Renewed Path For Critical Infrastructure

Public health is the natural and historic bridge between the health care system and the community. But the sad truth is, like other parts of our nation’s infrastructure, it has been chronically underfunded.

August 22, 2017

Making America Healthy Again: Analyzing Trump’s Take On The Social Determinants Of Health

President Trump’s budget, perhaps the best indication we have of his administration’s priorities, unfortunately appears to show little interest in addressing the social determinants.

August 11, 2017

Contaminated Childhood: The Chronic Lead Poisoning of Low-Income Children and Communities of Color in the United States

The end of the lead poisoning epidemic requires addressing its underlying causes, such as housing quality, poverty, racial inequity, and environmental injustice.

August 8, 2017

With The ACA Under Fire, Can Health Conversion Foundations Patch The Safety Net For Low-Income Americans?

The authors predict that if current trends hold, at least fifty new health conversion foundations will emerge by the early 2020s. Although conversion foundation assets don't automatically translate into a healthier America, many such funders make a real effort to address the most important...

July 27, 2017

Diffusion Of Community Health Workers Within Medicaid Managed Care: A Strategy To Address Social Determinants Of Health

Is there a viable health service approach in which “downstream” resources are re-allocated “upstream” to address social needs?

July 25, 2017

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

July 11, 2017

The Messenger Also Matters: Value-Based Payment Can Support Outreach To Vulnerable Populations

A Brooklyn-based project of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health trains barbers and hairstylists to help formerly incarcerated men learn to recognize and act upon their own health risk factors. Value-based payment offers an opportunity to support programs such as this.

July 10, 2017