Tag Archives: Social Determinants of Health
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
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
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
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
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
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