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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tune into our second episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on social determinants of health (SDOH). In this segment, Avalere experts from the Center for Healthcare Transformation and Market Access practices discuss the strategies for SDOH solutions, specifically in the manufacturer space.
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.
Though Americans have been encouraged to physically distance themselves to minimize transmission of COVID-19, individuals who are homeless or living in institutional settings may not be able to adhere to these guidelines, putting them at higher risk of contracting and transmitting the virus.
Over half of counties in the US (52%) do not have any mental healthcare providers.
As of 2018, almost 70% of hospitals in the United States are not-for-profit entities according to the American Hospital Association (AHA).
On March 25, the British Medical Journal Open Quality published an article, “Impact of an Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Quality Improvement Project at a Large Metropolitan Hospital,” co-authored by Kelsey Jones and Kristi Mitchell.
The growing prevalence and disparities in chronic diseases necessitate that health plans address food insecurity to improve patient outcomes. The combination of increasing need for access to healthy food and changes in the health policy and insurance landscape create opportunities to address food insecurity through a variety of payers.
Avalere Health partnered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other stakeholders for the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) designed to advance evidence-based, high-quality, and patient-driven care for hospitalized older adults who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.
Avalere’s findings were featured in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Increasing pressure on providers to assume accountability for meeting the goals of the Triple Aim has inspired a new focus on the social determinants of health.
On January 24, Avalere’s Christina Badaracco and Senior Advisor Wendy Everett published a piece in the Health Affairs blog highlighting the need to improve malnutrition care and provide possible pathways to a solution.
Various national and local health policies aim to address food insecurity through both healthcare and community-based programs.
The National Academies issued a report identifying several key factors and recommendations for integrating social care into healthcare delivery.
A wide variety of health plans, provider networks, and national corporations have recently developed and announced innovations and strategies to expand access to healthcare and to address needs that promote health across communities.
Avalere’s efforts to advance the national Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative featured in newly published supplement of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Avalere experts recently presented “Risk Adjusting Medicare Advantage Plan Performance Measures for Social Determinants of Health: Are Dual Eligibility and Disability Status Enough?” at the Academy Health 2019 Annual Research Meeting.