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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The Health Disparities Challenge That Lies Ahead

The current raging COVID pandemic has brought to the fore some key health disparities. The statistics show that COVID death rates are higher among minorities. Compared to Whites, the likelihood of COVID-related deaths for Black Americans is 37% higher, for Asians 53% higher, for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives 26% higher, and for Hispanics 16%… Read

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