Social Services

The social service market is defined as supports and services related to the social determinants of health such as poverty, food insecurity, lack of education, racism, discrimination, environment, and community conditions. Addressing social determinants of health has become a common strategic conversation in a market focused on whole person care and the value equation. Payers and health plans are taking a more structured approach to addressing social support needs and this opens new possibilities for managers of organizations that provide social support programs that have typically been excluded from health care financing arrangements.

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Administration For Community Living Selects Three Health IT Solutions To Support Social Care Referrals For People With Disabilities

On October 27, 2022, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced that it had selected three health information technology (IT) solutions to support social care referrals for people with disabilities. The awards were in response to ACL's "Social Care Referrals Challenge" which launched in March 2020. The three-phased competition sought IT solutions to support health… Read

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