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

Social Determinants of Health: Technology and Workforce Approaches

January 27, 2020 | 01:00 PM
02:30 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

The social determinants of health–defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age–influence 50% of health outcomes. Recognizing that addressing unmet social needs can have an outsized impact in improving health, leaders are leveraging technology and nonmedical professionals to meet people where they are.

This webinar explored:

  • An overview of federal innovation models addressing health-related social needs of Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries
  • How data collection and technology can facilitate identification of need and provision of services
  • How Anthem is taking a housing-first approach in Indiana through collaborative partnerships that are improving overall health and quality of life
  • How a Florida health plan is using retail centers and community specialists to provide information and social services to consumers


Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health
Rivka Friedman
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Alan Gilbert, JD
Anthem, Inc.
Kelli Tice Wells, MD
Florida Blue

Presentation Slides

"CMMI and Social Determinants of Health: Addressing health-related social needs among CMMI Model participants," Rivka Friedman, CMMI
"A National Perspective," Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, Msc, National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health; Google Health
"Initiatives to Tackle Social Determinants of Health and Improve Care," Alan Gilbert, JD, Anthem
"A Community Approach: Local Solutions to Address the Social Determinants of Health," Kelli Tice Wells, MD, Florida Blue