Summit: What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health?

Panel 1: Perspectives from Former State Surgeons General

“Should Every US State Have Its Own Surgeon General? California Latest State to Have Top Doc.” Krisberg, K. The Nation’s Health. May 2019. Available at

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

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

“Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States.” Arabo, F., Wilkniss, S., Malone, S., et al. National Governors Association. October 3, 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

“Advancing Healthcare Transformation through a State Surgeon General Model: Opportunities and Challenges.” Heider, F. and Wisdom, K. National Academy for State Health Policy. January 2016. Available at

“A State Policy Framework for Integrating Health and Social Services.” McGinnis, T., Crawford, M., and Somers, S. The Commonwealth Fund. July 1, 2014. Available at


Panel 2: Measuring the Nonmedical Needs of Our Communities

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

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

“Understanding Health Conditions across the U.S.” Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. December 14, 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

“Standardized Screening for Health-Related Social Needs in Clinical Settings: The Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool.” Billioux, A., Verlander, K. Anthony, S. Alley, D., et al. National Academy of Medicine. May 30, 2017. Available at

“Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance Under Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Programs. United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. December 2016. Available at

“Integrating Social and Medical Data to Improve Population Health: Opportunities and Barriers.” Gottlieb, L, Tobey, R., Cantor, J., et al. Health Affairs. November 2016. Available at

“Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Health Care and Health: A Learning Report.” DeMilto, L. and Nakashian, M. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. May 2, 2016. Available at


Panel 3: Keynote Discussion – “Social Determinants of Health: Holy Grail or Dead-End Road?”

“Redlining Was Codified Racism that Shaped American Cities and this Exhibit Shows it Still Exists.” Guerra, C. WBUR. April 25, 2019. Available at
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“The ABCs of Health Literacy.” Blue Cross Blue Shield Progress Health.  December 7, 2018. Available at

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

“Understanding Associations between Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health: Patterns and Prospects.” Williams, D., Priest, N., Anderson, N. Health Psychology. April 1, 2016. Available at


Panel 4: Connecting the Dots: Health Beyond Health Care

“Kaiser Tackles Social Determinants of Health through EHR Interface with Community Organizations.” Roth, M. HealthLeaders. May 13, 2019. Available at

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

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health via Medicaid Managed Care Contracts and Section 1115 Demonstrations.” Crumley, D., Lloyd, J., Pucciarello, M., et al. Center for Health Care Strategies. December 2018. Available at

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

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

“What Coordinated Care Really Means.” Rubin, J. Healthcare Business Today. June 4, 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

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities.” Adler, N., Cutler, D., Koh, H., et al. National Academy of Medicine. September 19, 2016. Available at


Panel 5: Future Policy Considerations

“Bridging Gaps to Build Healthy Communities Opportunities to Better Address Social Determinants to Improve Health.” Anthem Public Policy Institute and Quid. May 2019. Available at

“Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage.” Better Medicare Alliance. November 21, 2018. Available at

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

“Social Determinants of Health and the Aging Population.” Pooler, J., Srinivasan, M. IMPAQ, LLC and AARP Foundation. May 2018. Available at

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