Thanks to Healthify's platform, CareSource members in Ohio will gain access to a wider range of services targeting SDoH.
Social determinants of health (SDoH) are key social and economic factors that can affect health status and outcomes—so key, in fact, that they've been shown to impact as much as 60 percent of a person's overall health. And they're particularly relevant to the state of Ohio, where Healthify's latest partnership is set to roll out. There, correlations between income, education, access to care, and self-rated health have all been documented.
By partnering with CareSource—the largest Medicaid provider in Ohio—we can change the path forward.
Starting in 2021, powered by Healthify's platform, CareSource members in Ohio will be able to access a number of services that specifically target social needs. Among them:
- Education services
- Emergency services
- Financial assistance
- Food services
- Legal support
- Social support
- Transportation services
- And more
It's worth noting that in one analysis of 5,035 social services received by vulnerable populations in a given year, the three most commonly reported needs involved transportation (14.5 percent), financial assistance (12.1 percent), and food services (11.8 percent). While the above list of expanded service offerings in Ohio is by no means comprehensive, it suggests the potential for significant statewide impact.
How the Partnership Works
Connected by Healthify's platform, community organizations will receive referrals electronically from CareSource. From there, they can accept or decline the referral, then follow up with relevant documentation, and follow recommendations for further services or treatment — and more.
As a result, CareSource will not only be able to partner with Ohio-based social service providers more effectively, but also track the services its members receive. In working together, using Healthify's strategy, we know health outcomes for Ohioans with be changed for the better.
“Healthify is committed to helping vulnerable populations get the social services they need to live their best lives," says Manik Bhat, Co-founder and CEO of Healthify. “It’s great to partner with like-minded organizations like CareSource that are dedicated to helping members overcome social challenges that can get in the way of positive health outcomes.”
Learn about the partnership in our official press release.