Healthify Blog

The Impact of COVID-19 on SDoH

Viral diseases can be detrimental to communities already struggling 

As COVID-19 continues to dramatically transform daily life for most Americans, health disparities are glaringly coming into view, further confirming the link between social determinants of health (SDoH) and health outcomes.

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Introducing Healthify's New CEO, Ben Slocum

Scaling Our Mission

Since 2014 we’ve had the great honor and privilege of connecting families to social services across the country and building the foundation of the emerging social determinants of health space. 

Now in 2020, the opportunity we have ahead of us is larger than it has ever been. We have a phenomenal team, capital to support growth, and an industry that is not only recognizing the importance of social needs but is also expanding rapidly to align to our vision of accountable networks of social services. 

Topics: social determinants of health

Organizational Preparedness for SDoH Networks

Download the SDoH Network Readiness Discussion Guide

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Across the country, health plans continue to focus on improving the quality of care and reducing associated costs by addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH). Meanwhile, health plans are also looking to collaborate with social service organizations to help increase their capacity to address SDoH outside the clinical setting. 

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Healthify Named One of the Best Places to Work by Built in NYC

Healthify was also featured in Built In NYC’s Best Small Places to Work and Best Perks and Benefits lists 

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The Impact of SDoH on Health Plans

Legacy Challenges and Innovative Solutions

This resource examines the effect of unaddressed social needs on health plans, the challenges associated with implementing interventions, and how health plans can develop proactive strategies to overcome those challenges.

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Mobilizing Communities to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Community health through collective impact

How can a community come together to achieve collective impact and sustained change? What do local organizations need to participate in multi-sectoral partnerships? We set out to answer those questions during the inaugural Gen-H Innovation Series last month. In collaboration with Healthify, the day-long session prompted conversations about: 

  1. Eliminating barriers between the different stakeholders in the community to achieve collective impact
  2. The needs of various stakeholders in the community to participate in collective impact initiatives
  3. And maximizing capacity and sustainability through partnerships with funders
Topics: social determinants of health value-based care care coordination partnership

Healthify Raises $16 Million to Integrate Health and Social Services

The latest funding marks a pivotal point in the movement toward value-based care 

Healthify, the leading company integrating the social determinants of health (SDoH) in the era of value-based healthcare, has raised $16 million in a Series B financing round led by SV Health Investors and existing investors like BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP). The latest round of funding provides strategic capital to fuel the company’s rapid growth as it continues to bring healthcare and social service organizations together in accountable networks. To date, Healthify has raised over $28 million through investments, grants, and awards.

Topics: social determinants of health population health value-based care

Healthify Partners With Landmark Health to Address SDoH

The Partnership Will Address SDoH Across 97,000 Patients

On June 18th, Healthify and Landmark Health announced a groundbreaking collaborative partnership to address the social needs of 97,000 patients across 13 states—California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. The partnership between Healthify and Landmark signifies a notable milestone in Landmark’s mission to deliver comprehensive care to complex, chronic patient populations wherever and whenever they need it.

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Collecting SDoH Data to Address Health Inequities

How gathering SDoH data can inform population health strategies

As the healthcare industry continues to recognize the impact of the social determinants of health (SDoH) on overall health, it's becoming critical for health plans and providers to look beyond the four walls of clinical care to address these nonclinical factors. And even though research has shown that SDoH can have an impact on up to 40% of an individual's overall health, for some communities that impact can be even more significant. In minority populations, particularly, SDoH can be challenging to overcome.

To close the health equity gap, a better understanding of the social needs impacting minority communities is vital. By having better insight into the different domains of SDoH affecting minority populations, healthcare organizations (HCOs), government, community-based organizations (CBOs) and advocacy groups are in a better position to create programs that drive targeted interventions for specific needs within those communities.

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Addressing SDoH to Reduce Smoking Rates and Improve Health Equity

How HCOs are addressing SDoH to promote smoking cessation in vulnerable populations

Cigarette smoking is one of the most pronounced examples of health inequities today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), low income cigarette smokers are disproportionately impacted by cigarette smoking than smokers with higher incomes. Research shows that populations with low socioeconomic status have higher rates of lung cancer risk than those in the most affluent groups. The reality is that smoking is a significant contributor to more than 480,000 smoking-related deaths every year, or about one in five deaths. However, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States.

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