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The ROI Associated With Addressing SDoH

Download the case study to learn how Reading Hospital partnered with Healthify to address SDoH

As payors and providers continue to develop programs to address the social determinants of health (SDoH) to improve health outcomes, many organizations are beginning to see the ROI associated with whole-person care. One of those organizations is Reading Hospital.

Topics: social determinants of health Medicaid Medicare case study

Recap: Re-Imagining SDoH Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19

Blue KC and Healthify discuss how innovations in SDoH will evolve in the wake of COVID-19

After weeks of shelter-in-place mandates, states are beginning to open back up. However, the impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Local food pantries and social services are already noticing an increase in service demands. As the unemployment rate rises, we can only expect an increased demand for social support networks. With many CBOs already strapped for funding and facing limited capacity, addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) will be a continued challenge.

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Data Series: The Nationwide Impact of COVID-19 on SDoH

Data from the Healthify platform shows early, alarming shifts in SDoH 

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How has COVID-19 impacted the social determinants of health (SDoH) in the U.S.? To answer that, we examined trends in searches for resources on the Healthify platform, and our analysis shows us some early — and troubling — impacts of COVID-19 on SDoH. 

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Three Healthcare Trends Expected to Impact SDoH

These big-picture trends may play a role in shaping SDoH strategies in 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, preliminary data shows that low-income Americans are much more susceptible to catching — and dying from — the virus. It's a powerful reminder that social determinants of health (SDoH) are critical drivers of overall health outcomes.

Topics: social determinants of health Medicaid public health Medicare

Leveraging Supplemental Benefits to Address SDoH

Flexibility in MA supplemental benefits can move the needle on outcomes

The coronavirus outbreak first suspended — then upended — ordinary life for most Americans. Now, with the explosion of COVID-19 cases across the country, broader health and safety concerns around the epidemic are hitting close to home. The recently enacted coronavirus emergency supplemental legislation, which includes enhanced telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, will then be welcome news.

Topics: social determinants of health public health Medicare

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.

Topics: social determinants of health food insecurity

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.

Topics: social determinants of health white paper