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Western Governors’ Association Endorses Social Determinants Accelerator Act

Aligning for Health is excited to announce that the Western Governors’ Association, an independent organization representing the Governors of the 22 westernmost states and territories, has endorsed the Social Determinants Accelerator Act (H.R. 4004) and sent a letter in support of the Social Determinants Accellerator Act to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Walden (R-OR).

The Western Governors’ Association joins several other state and local government organizations in supporting the Social Determinants Accelerator Act – legislation that would empower states, localities, and tribal organizations to design right-sized interventions to meet their unique community needs.

For a full list of SDAA supporters, click here.

2020-03-09T13:30:12+00:00March 9th, 2020|Press, Press Release|

Social Determinants Updates January 10th Edition

2020-01-10T17:40:10+00:00January 10th, 2020|Press Release, SDoH Updates|

Broad Group of Organizations Send Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee in Support of SDAA (H.R. 4004)

64 organizations representing a wide range of nonprofits, local governments, healthcare associations, and others have signed onto a letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee leaders expressing support for the Social Determinants Accelerator Act (H.R. 4004), and requesting the Committee hold a hearing on social determinants of health.

2020-01-07T19:12:53+00:00January 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Aligning for Health Endorses CARING for Social Determinants Act of 2019

Aligning for Health thanks Representatives Blunt Rochester (D-NY) and Bilirakis (R-FL) for introducing the Collecting and Analyzing Resources Integral and Necessary for Guidance (CARING) for Social Determinants Act of 2019. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to provide guidance for states to address social determinants of health under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is an important bipartisan step in the right direction to help states address social determinants of health.

2019-12-13T16:52:32+00:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Social Determinants News November 16-December 6, 2019

Social Determinants Updates

November 16 – December 6, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aligning for Health’s Social Determinants Updates newsletter. We hope it will be a helpful and informative biweekly compilation of news, reports, events, and opportunities. 

News Clips and Reports 

Forbes: (12/5) – One of the sessions at the Forbes Healthcare Summit discussed eight potential solutions to address social determinants of health “right here, right now.”

Health Leaders Media: (12/5) – A hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota has partnered with a local payer to split the payroll expense of a social worker to curb ER overuse and connect frequent ED users to social services that may be underlying their ED over usage.

Patient Engagement HIT: (12/4) – Nurses are essential figures in healthcare that are perfectly positioned to address social determinants of health by fostering strong patient relationships and driving a quality patient experience, but adequately addressing social determinants requires training, community resources and clinical integration. (more…)

2019-12-06T19:54:25+00:00December 6th, 2019|SDoH Updates|
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