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.
Feb 23, 2021
Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to disparities in outcomes in vulnerable rural populations and developing strategies to address these issues remain constant challenges, but progress is being made. OSF Healthcare’s Health Equities Action Lab (HEAL) is employing a data-driven…
Feb 9, 2021
The Accountable Health Communities model reduced hospital emergency department visits by 9% for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries screened for health-related social needs, according to the first report evaluating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model.
Feb 5, 2021
Each year, the AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award program recognizes health care’s bright stars who are working to improve community health through collaborations with other stakeholders.
Jan 12, 2021
When patients from specific neighborhoods come to NewYork-Presbyterian for medical care, they are now screened for social determinants of health and linked to community resources to support their return to health and wellness.
Jan 8, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance to help state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs use existing authorities and flexibilities to design programs, benefits and services to address social determinants of health.
Jan 5, 2021
The AHA conducted a national survey of hospitals and health systems to assess the state of population health efforts in 2018. The survey, with responses from more than 1,000 hospitals and health systems, shows that while U.S. hospitals and health systems have embarked on their journeys to advance…
Dec 18, 2020
Wherever our hospital or health system members are on their population health journey, count on us to support the development and advancement of competencies for accountable, equitable care. View our framework to see more information about the population health agenda.
Dec 15, 2020
Learn about partnering with communities to understand and respond to the social and structural conditions that impact the health status of community residents.
Dec 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated health inequities we face as a nation. But we’re also seeing innovation in all aspects of care delivery and community collaboration and partnerships to address these challenges. We know that the homes where people live and their support networks of family and…