WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE -- MARCH 24, 2023:
Over the last decade, researchers have identified how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact vulnerable communities. Social determinants of health are the nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes. It's generally agreed that SDoH factors can be broken into five categories: education access, quality healthcare, strong neighborhood and built-environment, economic stability, and social and community context. SDoH data provides an additional layer of valuable information to help clinicians and public health experts better understand their populations. Community Health Programs (CHPs) are continuing to incorporate elements of SDoH into their work serving patients.
Recently, Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) spoke with experts in SDoH and Community Health Programs to explore the use of SDoH in CHPs. This paper provides an overview of the important elements of incorporating SDoH into a community health strategy — to provide interventions for vulnerable populations.
EHI thanks LexisNexis® Risk Solutions for their generous support of this report and their continued support of our organization's work in realizing a society where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
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