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An ROI Framework for the Social Determinants of Health

Download our latest resource to learn more about measuring the effectiveness of SDoH interventions

Sustaining SDoH investments requires demonstrable improvements in health outcomes and a reduction in costs of care. But identifying the ROI of SDoH interventions remains a significant challenge. How can payors measure the effectiveness of SDoH interventions?

Topics: SDoH data SDoH interventions

Healthify Distributes Funds to Support COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Grants from Acumen America brings food, rent, and utilities assistance to Kansas City and Topeka

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a light on the critical role of social supports and services. Since the onset of the outbreak, many families have experienced job losses and face difficulties with food and housing. To help provide relief and support, Healthify recently announced the distribution of grants to several community-based organizations (CBOs) to address food and housing insecurity in Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas.

Topics: social determinants of health COVID-19

Recap: From Ideation to Intelligent Investments in SDoH Interventions

Algorex and Healthify discuss leveraging predictive analytics and community-level data to inform SDoH interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an acute struggle for community-based organizations (CBOs). The capacity to deliver social services is low, while the demand for services is increasing. Given the current fragility of CBOs, it’s now a necessity for health plans to rework reimbursement models to build sustainable social determinants of health (SDoH) interventions with their community partners.

Predictive analytics can help build that sustainability, according to Manik Bhat, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Healthify. Joined by Jacob Luria, Managing Partner at Algorex Healthcare Technologies, Healthify recently hosted a webinar to inform health plans on how to use data to build scalable SDoH intervention strategies.

Topics: webinar SDoH data SDoH interventions

Addressing Health Disparities Through Community-Based Approaches

An Interview With Dr. Nadia Islam of the DREAM Project

A few weeks ago, in honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we interviewed Dr. Nadia Islam of the DREAM Project to highlight the project's work with South Asian communities in New York City.

Topics: population health care coordination COVID-19

Innovation in the Midst of Crisis

A Case Study for Adaptation in a Pandemic

On Friday, March 13th I received the first of what would become many urgent requests for services from a recently unemployed community member. The concern of community spread of the Coronavirus was mounting and rapidly upending our community. Within 24 hours, I made the weighty decision to suspend all in-person pantry services, and with direct-to-client delivery, implemented innovation, dignity, and economic stimulus to the emergency food distribution system. 

Topics: community-based organizations food insecurity COVID-19

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.

Topics: social determinants of health webinar COVID-19

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. 

Topics: population health SDoH data COVID-19

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