"When you deconstruct the social determinants of health
, one of the most important variables is education – along with income, housing density, violence and stress," said Yancy, who was not involved in the study but co-authored a report from the American Heart Association about the influence of social factors on cardiovascular disease.
Signify Health partners with leading health plans, healthcare providers and life sciences companies to improve quality of life by providing comprehensive clinical and social care, evaluative services, complex care management, social determinants of health
and outcomes-based pharma services in the home and community.
In addition to the social determinants of Health
, Heal doctors have unique access to prior health records through its integration with the Apple Health Kit, combined with gathering vital signs in real-time with the Heal Hub.
One of the highlights of the report is that it concentrates not only on curative services, but also on the social determinants of health
, such as availability of nutritious food, healthy environment, and freedom from violence, servitude and fear.
This framework, set against the backdrop of social determinants of health
, could be summarized as patient-centric and goal-oriented and could facilitate personalizing medicine for individual patients, particularly those whom clinicians might deem "nonadherent" to medical therapy.
Social determinants of health
include factors such as access to health care, finances and income, transportation, housing, social support and level of education.
In 2008, the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
defined those determinants (4) as the "conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age" and "the fundamental drivers of these conditions." This term prioritizes a broad, community-wide focus on the underlying social and economic conditions in which people live, rather than the immediate needs of any one individual.
In places like west Baltimore, population health includes looking at the social determinants of health
, which can include access to housing, jobs and primary care.
Charlotte Wood, associate professor in the College of Health Professions Helene Fuld School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Social Determinants of Health
recommendations to screen for social determinants of health
The new Humana Foundation strategic investing program addresses health equity and social determinants of health
through partnerships and collaborations with local organizations - to create measurable results.
WHO director for department of public health, environmental and social determinants of health
Maria Neira said the transmission of a host of diseases, including cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio is linked to dirty water and inadequately treated sewage.