Tag Archives: Social Determinants of Health

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

How Health Care And Community-Based Human Services Organizations Are Partnering for Better Health Outcomes

Health care organizations and community-based providers of human services are now collaborating to address both the social and the clinical determinants of health. What kinds of partnerships exist among what sorts of partners? What's working well, and what could be improved?

June 29, 2017

For Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions, Improving Care Will Be A Bipartisan Effort

As the CHRONIC Care Act and other health care delivery and payment reforms are considered, policy makers must recognize system shortcomings and consider how to better integrate care and improve health outcomes for our sickest and most vulnerable Americans.

June 1, 2017

The ‘Medicaidization’ Of The Health Insurance Marketplaces: A Necessary Trend

Many insurers have ably managed their sicker- and poorer-than-expected Marketplace membership by borrowing from the playbook of the most similar market, Medicaid. Health plans must employ this playbook to well-serve a population that both parties believe needs coverage.

May 8, 2017

Help Wanted: Cost-Effectiveness Research For Health And Wellness

Studies that focus on non-clinically directed health promoting interventions are in short supply in spite of the fact that a robust literature has documented that health care’s impact on population health is dwarfed by social and environmental factors.

March 30, 2017

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Social Determinants Of Health, Kansas Medicaid, And More

Also featured are posts on uncertainties about the status of health reform, environmental health, and data analytics.

March 7, 2017

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