Examining the Social Determinants of Health: Measures, Evidence, and Policy Solutions

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent) 

“Health Care’s Increasing Focus on the Drivers of Health.” Seervai, S., Chen, A. The Commonwealth Fund. November 18, 2022. Available here.

“How the CMS Innovation Center’s Payment and Delivery Reform Models Seek to Address the Drivers of Health.” Horstman, C., Bryan, A., Lewis, C. The Commonwealth Fund. August 8, 2022. Available here.

“To Advance a National Health and Equity Infrastructure, Measure Drivers of Health.” Agrawal, S., Chen, A., Price, G., Perla, R. Health Affairs. July 1, 2022. Available here 

“Investing in Health: Seven Strategies for States Looking to Buy Health, Not Just Health Care.” Dutton, M., Ellis, K., Perla, R., Onie, R. Manatt Health. February 21, 2021. Available here 

“Structural Racism and Health Disparities: Reconfiguring the Social Determinants of Health Framework to Include the Root Cause.” Yearby, R. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. January 1, 2021. Available here 

Additional Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)  

“Federal Funding May Boost Social Determinants of Health Infrastructure.” Adetosoye, F., Khan, J., Baer, T., Leonard, S., Mandel, A. McKinsey & Company. November 1, 2022. Available here 

“Hospital Efforts to Tackle Social Determinants of Health Stall, Data Shows.” Kelly, S. Healthcare Dive. October 24, 2022. Available here.

“CDC’s Approach to Social Determinants of Health.” Hacker, K., Auerbach, J., Ikeda, R., Philip, C., Houry, D. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. October 7, 2022. Available here.

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Examples of Successful Evidence-Based Strategies and Current Federal Efforts.” Whitman, A., Lew, N., Chappel, A., Aysola, V., Zuckerman, R., Sommers, B. Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Health Policy. April 1, 2022. Available here 

“Medicaid Authorities and Options to Address Social Determinants of Health.” Hinton, E., Stolyar, L. KFF. August 5, 2021. Available here 

“What We Need to be Healthy—and How to Talk About it.” Lumpkin J., Perla, R., Onie, R., Seligson, R. Health Affairs. May 3, 2021. Available here 

“CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Address the Social Determinants of Health to Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs, Support State Value-Based Care Strategies.” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. January 7, 2021. Available here 

“Payment Structures that Support Social Care Integration with Clinical Care: Social Deprivation Indices and Novel Payment Models.” Huffstetler, A., Phillips, Jr., R. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. December 1, 2019. Available here. 

“Healthy People 2030: Social Determinants of Health.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available here.

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