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Social Determinants of Health

It is well known that various populations have less access to care, yet there are many nontraditional healthcare issues that are affecting access to care. These vary from lack of transportation, proper nutrition, education, safe housing conditions, and child care. Identify and translate those at risk using our extensive data and expert guidance to address this societal issue.

Brigit Kyei-Baffour

Strengthening Patient Access for Type 2 Diabetes Preventive Services

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) rates have grown substantially over the years and have placed a significant burden on the US healthcare system. While prevention efforts continue to advance, including the availability of screening tools and early prevention therapies, systemic disparities still preclude equitable access to preventive services. These will need to be addressed as a key component of strengthening patient access to preventive care and lowering the incidence of disease.

Podcast: Measuring Equity from the Start: Disparities in the Health Development of US Kindergarteners

Tune into another episode of Avalere’s Journal Club Review podcast series on Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment, our experts discuss the findings, limitations, and implications of a recent study that examined disparities in the health development of young children with respect to race/ethnicity and income.

Christie Teigland

Podcast: Social Determinants of Health: The Importance of Data, Part 1

Tune into our fifth episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on social determinants of health (SDOH). In Part 1 of this segment, our experts from Avalere’s Health Economics and Advanced Analytics practice discuss the importance of SDOH data, how health plans are increasingly utilizing that data, and the ongoing limitations to data access.

Christie Teigland

Podcast: Social Determinants of Health: The Role of the Health Plan

Tune into our fourth episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on social determinants of health (SDOH). In this segment, our experts discuss what health plans should know about SDOH data, specifically, the different types of data, what to do with them, and how to use them to fairly assess the impact of social risks on health outcomes.

Christina Badaracco

Podcast: Social Determinants of Health: WIC Health Outcomes

Tune into our third episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on social determinants of health (SDOH). In this segment, our expert from Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation is joined by officials from the Washington State Department of Health to discuss public health programs focused on maternal and child health, and how these programs relate to healthcare access and health outcomes.

Christina Badaracco

Declining WIC Participation May Lead to Poorer Health Outcomes

With fewer eligible Americans participating in WIC, increased risk of food insecurity and decreased access to quality healthcare may place a greater burden on our healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbates the challenges of vulnerable populations in access to food resources and routine and acute care.

Podcast: Neighborhood Racial and Economic Polarization, Hospital of Delivery, and Severe Maternal Morbidity

Tune into another episode of Avalere’s Journal Club Review podcast series on Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment, Dr. Sura Edmond, a Research Scientist in the Center for Healthcare Transformation, joins Associate Mali Khan to discuss the findings, themes, and relevant application of a contemporary healthcare publication.

Podcast: Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Tune into our first episode of the Avalere Health Essential Voice: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) series. In this segment, Avalere experts from the Center for Healthcare Transformation and the Health Plans and Providers practice set the stage for how stakeholders are defining SDOH and the impacts of SDOH on health outcomes, specifically when addressing social risks and needs.

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