At Healthify, we think health means a whole lot more than just "healthcare." That's why we're actively partnering with stakeholders from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our goal is to change the way we think about and treat the social determinants of health (SDoH)—things like access to food, jobs, childcare, and housing, which have been shown to impact as much as 80 percent of a person's overall health.
That's why we're proud to announce that Healthify is now a preferred vendor for the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). Our focus on improving health outcomes for America's most vulnerable populations is why this partnership makes so much sense. Sharing this mission allows us to connect with safety net health plans and work together to implement solutions that address SDoH.
ACAP directly impacts the health of over 20 million people enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and other public programs nationwide. Every day, from California to Connecticut, these Safety Net Health Plans are providing critical services for families in need.
We believe ACAP's work has particular resonance right now. Why?
For starters, the economic disruption from COVID-19 continues to impact people’s health and well-being throughout the United States. The trend from historical data is clear: Medicaid enrollment consistently increases during economic downturns. Given the connection between economic conditions and SDoH, ACAP is in a position to make an impact on an unprecedented scale—and we couldn't be prouder to be in a position to contribute to that mission.
ACAP has published some excellent research about social determinants of health, including a one called “Addressing Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries’ Social Determinants of Health Through Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans.” Click here to learn more about ACAP, or contact us at Healthify to learn how we can work together to help change the future of health.