Aligning for Health
Social Determinants Accelerator Act
Social Determinants of Health
Many have posited that a main contributor to our relatively poor health outcomes is the fact that medical care is estimated to account for only 10-20 percent of health outcomes, while that the other 80-90 percent are due to so-called social determinants of health: health-related behaviors, socioeconomic factors, and environmental factors.
Many in the healthcare community are starting to take notice of the importance of social determinants, and are working to better understand and address the impact of non-clinical factors on health, including through the Medicaid program.