Washington, DC – March 16, 2023 – Today, Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released the report, Incorporating SDoH Into Community Health Programs. This report provides an expert overview of the important elements of incorporating social determinants of health (SDoH) into a Community Health Program (CHP) strategy – to provide interventions for vulnerable populations.
"Community Health Programs play a pivotal role in sparking meaningful change in the healthcare industry by producing positive health outcomes in vulnerable communities," said Jen Covich Bordenick, CEO of Executives for Health Innovation. "With a strong foundation, these programs have the unique opportunity to intervene for at-risk populations and individuals and offer critical health services."
Over the last decade, researchers have identified how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact vulnerable communities. Social determinants of health are the nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes. It’s generally agreed that SDoH factors can be broken into five categories: education access, quality healthcare, strong neighborhood and built-environment, economic stability, and social and community context. SDoH data provides an additional layer of valuable information to help clinicians and public health experts better understand their populations. Community Health Programs are continuing to incorporate elements of SDoH into their work serving patients.
“Addressing health related social needs plays a critical role in treating the whole patient and not just their medical diagnosis, but it isn’t something that organizations can accomplish on their own,” said Andrea Green, Director of Health Care Strategy at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.”
About Executives for Health Innovation
Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) is a catalyst for healthcare transformation, convening diverse leaders from across the industry to unlock opportunities for collaborative innovation. EHI, along with its coalition of members, focuses on education, thought leadership, and advocacy. We believe that innovation and diverse perspectives power the transformation of healthcare. Our members are working toward consumer-centered health that is lower cost, higher quality, and more accessible for all populations. www.ehidc.org
About LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.