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.

Topics: social determinants of health community resources vulnerable populations 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

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.

Topics: healthcare delivery social determinants of health coordinated care value-based care partnership

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.

Topics: social determinants of health health disparities vulnerable populations education

Healthify's Latest White Paper Is Here!

SDoH Strategy, Programs, and Infrastructure: The 3 Keys to Building a Network of Community-Based Organizations

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Confronting SDoH to Manage or Prevent Hypertension

How HCOs are addressing SDoH in populations with chronic conditions

Last Friday was World Hypertension Day. This chronic condition—also known as high blood pressure—affects more than 75 million people in the United States, but only 54 percent of people who have hypertension say they have their condition under control. In 2014, hypertension was the primary or contributing cause of death for more than 410,000 Americans—that’s 1,000 people per day who are fatally affected by hypertension. In addition to contributing to poor health outcomes, hypertension also costs $48.6 billion to treat each year.

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Leveraging SDoH Technology to  Address Social Needs

How healthcare organizations are using technology to address the social determinants of health

Technology can be a powerful tool for organizations seeking to address the social determinants of health (SDoH) within their communities. As healthcare organizations (HCOs) continue to take innovative approaches to value-based care delivery and address SDoH, they’re also looking toward groundbreaking technology to support their initiatives.

Topics: social determinants of health care coordination sdoh technology