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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|

Social Determinants News Updates September 7-20, 2019

Welcome to the inaugural 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

Modern Healthcare: (9/19) – The Urban Institute conducted interviews with MA insurers, health insurance experts and social services providers findings that plans were slow to expand benefits to address social determinants despite recent CMS changes to increase benefit flexibilities.

Institute for Medicaid Innovation: (9/19) – The Institute for Medicaid Innovation released its 2019 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey, which found that 78 percent of all Medicaid MCO respondents indicated that they offer targeted social determinant of health programs.

Signify Health: (9/19) Equity Health and Signify Health launched a new integrated platform that will facilitate collaboration among healthcare providers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to create ‘whole person health’ teams for underserved and at-risk populations.

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2019-09-23T14:45:39+00:00September 23rd, 2019|SDoH Updates|