Public health scholars agree—the conditions surrounding patients are some of the most powerful influences on a person’s health and wellness. These conditions, called the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), include individual choices, educational opportunity, financial wellness, faith traditions and the physical environment. Private companies, like insurers and pharmacies, have begun looking to SDOH as a way to positively impact the 80% of health outcomes not directly influenced by clinical care, demonstrating that federal policymakers are not the only ones looking to incentivize SDOH-focused initiatives in the future. We expect to see a growth of these initiatives, sparked largely by the need to reduce long-term costs and respond to government effortsRead More >>> 

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