The sustainable route to building a more integrated healthcare ecosystem is through partnerships. But for these collaborations to be successful, communication and clear financial incentives need to be aligned between payers and community-based organizations.
President Joe Biden’s proposal to invest $400 billion in home- and community-based services would boost funding for social determinants of health within the HCBS program, and some health care stakeholders are optimistic the investment could be a step towards broader social determinants funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many health equity gaps that have long existed. The long-term impact of the pandemic on low-income communities has yet to be fully realized. As a result, the demand for social services will continue to rise.
The network will enable health plans to work together with community-based social services organizations throughout the state to better integrate clinical and non-clinical care to identify social disparities and coordinate care to improve health outcomes.
While things like smart home apps and digital mortgage financing services make life easier for upmarket renters and homeowners, none of these technologies help improve the day-to-day struggles of the vast majority of low-income families.
Healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and many public leaders have been the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S., but it’s essential to consider disadvantaged communities for phase 2 of vaccine deployment.
Manik and Briana Contreras of MHE spoke about how the need to address SDoH has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began and what the importance of addressing these social and economic issues are during and after the pandemic.
Targeting the population that’s most underserved with new treatment options has been part of the mission of Twentyeight Health since its launch. Now a new partnership with the venture-backed startup, Healthify, means that the company will be able to expand its reach.
Healthify creates an infrastructure that enables collaboration among healthcare payors, community-based organizations, providers, and policymakers to address social disparities with aligned incentives and accountability.
Pilot Competition Finalists: The community health and vibrancy track is geared at helping both urban and rural areas engage their citizens, share information effectively and ultimately create stronger, more connected communities.
Healthify, a social determinants of health company (SDOH), announced a national partnership with Ride Health to offer transportation to medical and non-medical services for people faced with transportation barriers.
In this special report, we offer in-depth profiles of companies and technologies that can help providers target their population health management efforts and direct outreach for social determinants of health.
Healthify’s mission is to build a world where no one’s health is hindered by their need. By building infrastructures to formalize relationships between healthcare and community-based organizations, Healthify brings its partners one step closer to closing the health equity gaps in their communities.