Congressional Briefing: What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health?

Key Resources (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“How a First-of-its-Kind Bipartisan Bill Would Address Social Determinants.” The Daily Briefing. Advisory Board. July 29, 2019. Available at

“Making the Case for Hospitals to Invest in Housing.” American Hospital Association. May 2019. Available at

“Social Determinants of Health: Holy Grail or Dead-End Road?” Fitzpatrick, L. Forbes. November 2, 2018. Available at

“Getting to Health and Well-being for the Nation: A Call for Cross-Sector Action to Impact the Social Determinants of Health.” DeSalvo, K. The National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH). September 2018. Available at

“Social Determinants as Public Goods: A New Approach to Financing Key Investments in Healthy Communities.” Nichols, L. and Taylor, L. Health Affairs. August 2018. Available at

“Braiding Federal Funds to Scale Evidence-Based Solutions for Families Battling Opioid Use.” Stack, K. and Eldridge M. Urban Institute. 2018. Available at


Additional Materials (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“Welcome to the Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health.” Tabbush, V. The Commonwealth Fund. Available at

“What Would it Take to Reduce Inequities in Healthy Life Expectancy?” Kenney, G., Waidmann, T., Skopec, L., et al. Urban Institute. September 2019. Available at

“Bridging Gaps to Build Healthy Communities.” Anthem Public Policy Institute and Quid. May 2019. Available at

“Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Capturing Improved Health Outcomes and ROI for State Medicaid Programs.” Coe, E., Berg, M., Parmar, S., et al. McKinsey & Company. April 2019. Available at

“MHCU Policy Learning Lab 2018: Policy Learning Lab Compendium of Research & Technical Assistance Memos.” Nemours Children’s Health System, Moving Health Care Upstream, and ChangeLab Solutions. March 2019. Available at

“Pay for Results: A New Way for States to Access Federal Funding for Social Determinants of Health Interventions.” Crumley, D. Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. February 2019. Available at

“Health Care: Unlocking the Value of Data Sharing.” Data Across Sectors of Health (DASH). February 19, 2019. Available at

“The ABCs of Health Literacy.” Blue Cross Blue Shield Progress Health.  December 7, 2018. Available at

“How Do We Fund Flourishing? Maybe Not through Health Care.” Taylor, L. Hastings Center Report. October 11, 2018. Available at

“A Good State Budget Is the Best Medicine.” Washington State Budget & Policy Center. October 2018. Available at

“Ascension Builds Momentum on Health Equity.” Minda, J. Catholic Health World.  October 15, 2018. Available at

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies.” United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. October 15, 2018. Available at

“Decoding Social Determinants of Health.” Reidhead, M. Missouri Hospital Association. September 2018. Available at

“Understanding the Social Determinants of Health.” O’Neill Hayes, T. and Delk, R. American Action Forum. September 4, 2018. Available at

“Building Blocks for Addressing Social Determinants of Health.” Butler, S. The JAMA Forum. November 21, 2017. Available at

“A Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities: The Four I’s for Health Equity.” National Quality Forum. September 14, 2017. Available at

“State Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities.” National Conference of State Legislatures. June 30, 2017. Available at

“The Path to Partnership: Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Joint Initiatives between Affordable Housing Providers and Medicaid Managed Care Programs.” Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future. April 20, 2017. Available at

“Braiding & Blending Funding Streams to Meet the Health-Related Social Needs of Low-Income Persons: Considerations for State Health Policymakers.” Clary, A. and Riley, T. The National Academy for State Health Policy. February 2016. Available at

“Investing in Social Services for States’ Health: Identifying and Overcoming the Barriers.” Rogan, E. and Bradley, E. Milbank Memorial Fund. May 20, 2016. Available at

“Blended and Braided Funding: A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners.” The Association of Government Accountants. December 2014. Available at