Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between the social determinants of health and key health outcomes. AHA has worked to promote widespread use of ICD-10-CM codes that enable provider to collect data on the social determinants of health.
AHA Resources on Social Determinants of Health
AHA offers a range of tools and resources for hospitals, health systems and clinicians that address the social determinants of health.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Presentation. This adaptable presentation deck gives you the tools and talking points to start the social determinants of health discussion in your hospital and community.
Social Determinants of Health Guides. AHA is producing a series of guides on how hospitals can address various social determinants of health. Below are the topics covered to date:
- Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals
- Housing and the Role of Hospitals
- Transportation and the Role of Hospitals
Social Determinants of Health Curriculum for Clinicians. To help clinicians address social determinants, the AHA’s Physician Alliance created a web-based virtual expedition to train and equip staff with how-to actions and companion resources. Modules include an overview of social determinants, introduction to upstream quality improvement, and a focus on addressing food and housing insecurity as well as transportation.