Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Community Health & Reduce Costs

 

 

 

Citations

Chart on health outcomes adapted from: RWJF, County Health Rankings Model

Survey findings show the prevalence of unmet social needs that impact health care: McKinsey 2019 Consumer Social Determinants of Health Survey
Respondents reporting unmet social needs were more likely to report multiple ER visits over a 12-month period.

Solutions:

Food Environment

Housing

Transportation: Non-emergency medical transportation

Education

Collaboration graphic adapted from: Action required: The urgency of addressing social determinants of health, A PwC Health Research Institute report

Medicare reimbursement for social services

Primary Care

Studies estimate that social determinants of health influence 50% of health outcomes, yet many communities are reporting unmet social needs like food insecurity or concerns about community safety.