According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential,” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.”
With an industry already plagued with disparities in access and inefficiencies in care delivery, 2020 has further challenged our efforts to improve health outcomes. On Jan. 19, 3M kicked off the new year with a webinar discussing how to continue building efforts that improve access to affordable, quality care and achieve health equity using analytics that combine social and clinical risk.
The role of health plans in addressing social determinants of health
What problems can be solved when health plans collaborate with each other rather than compete? In this podcast from Inside Angle, we explore Project Link, a forum that brings health plans together to understand the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on their members. Michelle Jester, executive director of social determinants of health for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), describes innovative approaches to solving SDoH challenges achieved through health plan communication and collaboration.
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