Social Determinants of Health: Scarcity of Supportive Services Hampers SDOH Linkages

Social Determinants of Health: Scarcity of
Supportive Services Hampers SDOH Linkages

Social Determinants of Health: Scarcity of Supportive Services Hampers SDOH LinkagesEvidence is mounting that social determinants of health—social, economic and environmental factors that impact quality of life—significantly influence population health. Research published by Brigham Young University in 2015 determined that the social determinants of loneliness and social isolation pose as great a threat to longevity as obesity. Cognizant of the need to promote social and physical environments conducive to optimal health, more than two-thirds of healthcare organizations now assess populations for social determinants of health (SDOH) as part of ongoing care management.

In other findings from the February 2017 Social Determinants of Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, 68 percent of respondents integrate SDOH screenings into clinical work flows.

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  • The leading supportive service linked to SDOH;
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This white paper is an excerpt from 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health, which documents the efforts of more than 140 healthcare organizations to assess social, economic and environmental factors in patients and to begin to redesign care management to account for these factors. These metrics are compiled from responses to the February 2017 Social Determinants of Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

This 40-page report assembles hundreds of metrics on social determinants of health (SDOH) initiatives by hospitals, health plans, disease management, behavioral health providers and other responding organizations. This resource offers an exclusive look at SDOH screening tools, priority populations, key workflows, community linkages and engagement, reimbursement trends, impacts and ROI.

This research report is supported with dozens of graphs and tables and examines populations prioritized for SDOH screening; opportunities to conduct SDOH screenings; key SDOHs addressed during patient screening; interventions available to individuals identified with SDOHs; and much, much more. For more information or to order your copy today, please visit:
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