The Economics of Social Need

On a practical level, people experiencing food insecurity often are forced to choose between food and other essentials such as medications or the transportation necessary for their medical care. This becomes relevant for physicians who may have their quality performance scored by metrics, such as medication adherence or diabetes control. Both are influenced by SDOH. Government and private payors are increasingly reaching out to community organizers to create shared opportunities.  In this article, ACR explains how reaching out to community groups and having the confidence to engage in conversations with policymakers can create partnerships to advance population health management (PHM).

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