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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.

Assessing Changes in Prenatal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-related concerns influenced shifts in utilization and changes to the delivery of major pregnancy-related services. The expanded use of telemedicine in the maternal care continuum increasingly provided expectant patients with access to healthcare services while adhering to social-distancing guidelines.

Podcast: Smart Food Policy for Healthy Food Labeling: Leading With Taste, Not Healthiness, to Shift Consumption and Enjoyment of Healthy Foods

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, themes, and relevant application of a study comparing taste-focused and health-focused food labels and how they affect consumption.

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.

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