Social Determinants of Health
According to the World Health Organization, Social Determinants of Health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Collection of data related to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can positively impact systemic population health improvement as well as engage patients in addressing their non-medical needs by coordination and increasing access to appropriate services.
The New York Community Trust
CHCANYS has been awarded a two-year grant from The New York Community Trust to help community health centers add social determinants of health (SDH) to newly created value-based payment systems. This new funding provides CHCANYS the opportunity to provide community health centers additional training and technical assistance with capturing and addressing SDH in efforts to achieve better population health outcomes. The training will build upon prior NYCT-funded efforts to increase screening and use of data analytics to identify and address population needs. CHCANYS looks forward to working with health centers in the next two years. Interested health centers can contact Ava Rose, Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.