Infographic: Addressing Social Health Determinant Barriers to Better Health

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) has become a top priority for public and private healthcare institutions, according to a new infographic by BCBS ProgressHealth.

The infographic examines how Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are addressing SDOH.

Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Screening Tools, Triage and Workflows to Link High-Risk Patients to Community ServicesLeveraging the experience of several physician practices already screening patients for social determinants of health (SDOH), Montefiore Health System recently rolled out a two-tiered assessment program to measure SDOH positivity in its predominantly high-risk, government-insured population.

Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Screening Tools, Triage and Workflows to Link High-Risk Patients to Community Services outlines Montefiore’s approach to identifying SDOH markers such as housing, finances, healthcare access and violence that drive 85 percent of patients” well-being, and then connecting high-need individuals to community-based services. Click here for more information.

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