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Best Practices and Research

There are a number of efforts occurring across the country to help address social determinants. Initiatives and models have developed at the local, state and federal levels and have leveraged delivery system or value-based payment models.

Additionally, many private sector entities are taking innovative steps to address social determinants, whether by funding referral and coordinating services, helping to develop and integrate community service networks, and deploying community health workers, among other strategies.

In the following sections, we describe some of the innovative efforts being made at the local level as well as in the private sector.