Social Determinants of Health

Nov 15, 2018
The AHA commended the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for adopting a holistic approach to examining the links between social risk factors, health care outcomes and value-based payment programs.
Sep 25, 2020
The fourth in the series featured Dr. Estes joined by Dr. David W. Zaas, CEO of MUSC Health - Charleston Division and Chief Clinical Officer for MUSC Health, to discuss COVID-19’s impact on health trends and services in South Carolina. This episode was recorded on September 24, 2020.
Aug 24, 2020
An updated AHA resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Aug 10, 2020
Health equity and social determinants have a direct impact on outcomes. And the role of social determinants of health outcomes has never been clearer. The AHA Center for Health Innovation can help hospitals and health systems partner with communities and redesign delivery systems to ensure seamless…
Aug 6, 2020
Improving the health of an entire community involves many touchpoints, including long-term efforts to change the social and environmental factors that impact health. In today’s podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager for The Value Initiative at AHA, explores the secrets to TCI’s success with…
Jul 27, 2020
This issue brief from the American Hospital Association highlights housing security as a significant factor in COVID-19 prevention and treatment. It offers five actions that hospitals and health systems can take to address housing instability and improve health in their communities, with links to…
May 1, 2020
Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, an important topic especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician…
Apr 29, 2020
A new AHA resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 24, 2020
This resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak and shares ideas and case examples to help hospitals address ongoing social needs.