Tag Archives: Social Determinants of Health

Defining Success In Resolving Health-Related Social Needs

As we move toward a more person-centered and equitable health care system, the ongoing analysis integrated delivery systems will shape our understanding of how such approaches affect the total cost of care, patterns of utilization, and health outcomes.

January 26, 2017

Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout An Accountable Care Framework: The Social ACO

As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by CMS and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors.

January 25, 2017

Will Evidence Matter In 2017?

As we move into the uncertainty that comes with every new administration and Congress, a key question is whether, and if so, how, evidence from research will inform this new era of health policy debates.

January 25, 2017

Public Health 3.0: A Blueprint For The Future Of Public Health

While we have made great advances in public health, life expectancy in the United States has been stagnant for three years in a row. Public health needs to innovate and reinvent itself so that we have what it takes to ensure that the American people are healthy, ready, and competitive in this...

November 21, 2016

Defining The Health Care System’s Role In Addressing Social Determinants And Population Health

Many health care systems are facing a strategic challenge: what role do they play in the creation and execution of a local population health strategy?

November 17, 2016

Ushering In The New Era Of Health Equity

There is no doubt that significant gains have been made in the effort to improve quality in health care, particularly in the area of patient safety. However, one key pillar of quality—achieving equitable care—has garnered significantly less attention than others.

October 31, 2016

Mega Teaching Health Centers: A New Model To Power CHCs

We describe the unique aspects of a proposed modified and greatly expanded THC model—Mega THCs—and suggest a program funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to demonstrate this new paradigm.

October 13, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 2)

In part two, we take a close look at how the Greater Boston Food Bank has developed a scalable model that community health centers might use to address food insecurity in their communities.

September 21, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 1)

In part one of a two-part series, we discuss how food insecurity in the US is a preventable condition in need of attention and creative, multidisciplinary solutions.

September 20, 2016

The Need For Additional Flexibility In Medicare Advantage

While social determinants of health are often addressed outside of the health care system, there is evidence that shows positive associations between social services spending and better health outcomes.

August 29, 2016