Topic: Social Determinants of Health
Kaiser Permanente has unveiled its first projects in its efforts to address homelessness.
CVS Health and Aetna are launching a $100 million program aimed at improving community health.
The idea in the legislature comes just months after voters in the state passed Medicaid expansion.
AmeriHealth Caritas helps connect members with nonprofit groups providing GED test preparation classes.
Healthcare stakeholders had social determinants on their mind this year, and made major strides addressing them, but they must continue their efforts.
While many states now require Medicaid MCOs to address social determinants of health, federal law doesn't provide much flexibility to do so.
Addressing the social determinants of health will require providers to get at the “causes of the causes,” according to Don Berwick.
Treating patients who are victims of human trafficking and other trauma requires providers to break free of a “linear” view of the care journey, experts say.
Through case studies, the new series hopes to teach physicians how to address social, political, and economic issues within the patient context.
Ride-hailing company Uber’s healthcare platform is less than a year old, and it’s seeking supporters within the industry to help it expand its reach.