The Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) recently announced the establishment of the Bureau of Social Determinants of Health within the Division of Program Development and Management (DPDM). The new bureau will be fully dedicated to working on the social determinants of health (SDH) and investing into supportive housing.

The new bureau will focus its work on SDH initiatives, including supportive housing, nutrition, and education. The bureau will also work closely with Performing Provider Systems (PPS), value-based purchasing contractors, health plans, and provider organizations.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is the department of the New York state government responsible for public health. It is headed by Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., who was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

This was reported by The Coalition For Behavioral Health on December 8, 2017.

Contact Information: New York State Office of Health Insurance Programs, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, New York 12210; (518) 474-3018; Website:

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