Social Determinants of Health

Nov 15, 2018
The AHA commended the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for adopting a holistic approach to examining the links between social risk factors, health care outcomes and value-based payment programs.
May 11, 2021
State and local governments can apply through July 6 for grants of up to $125,000 each to develop multi-sector plans to address social determinants of health to improve chronic disease outcomes in populations experiencing health disparities and inequities, the Centers for Disease Control and…
May 11, 2021
The AHA supports adding data classes and elements to future versions of the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability to capture standardized data on social determinants of health, but suggests prioritizing technical infrastructure development, incorporating lessons learned and continuing investments in…
May 11, 2021
Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives, and Robyn Begley, CEO of American Organization for Nursing Leadership and chief nursing officer and senior vice president at the AHA, discuss the role of nurses in achieving health equity, screening for social needs and advocating for…
May 11, 2021
The AHA supports adding data classes and elements to future versions of the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability to capture standardized data on social determinants of health, but suggests prioritizing technical infrastructure development, incorporating lessons learned and continuing investments in…
May 7, 2021
Enhancing Understanding of Your Community’s Health and Social Needs — Together  Wednesday, June 9, 2021  1 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Central; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific Bridging the Sectors:  Integrating Health and…
May 4, 2021
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) launched a national strategy on April 20 to address racial health disparities, starting with maternal health. This multiyear strategy is built on harnessing data analytics to measure and track disparities and taking programs that work for individual…
Apr 27, 2021
In an indication that it will be targeting social determinants of health (SDOH), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will begin piloting programs to address food insecurity. The payer is partnering with several state organizations and food banks to boost enrollment in the Food and…
Apr 14, 2021
Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., reintroduced the Social Determinants Accelerator Act, AHA-supported legislation that would provide planning grants and technical assistance to help states and communities address the social…