Social Determinants of Health Summus August 29, 2023

Social Determinants of Health

Elderly women picking up food from a food bank due to social determinants of health.
Perspectives from Emergency Department Physicians

To improve health and reduce disparities in care, leading companies and healthcare systems are focused on addressing social determinants of health (SDoH), such as socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks. Health plans and employers continue to invest millions in initiatives that aim to address the root cause of many of today’s most intransigent healthcare problems including chronic disease, cancer and disparities in mortality and health outcomes.

In our latest video, hear from two emergency department physicians, Mary Mulcare, MD, Summus Chief Medical Officer and Raquel Harrison, MD, as they discuss how social determinants of health impacts emergency department visits, how they address SDOH when creating treatment plans, and what health plans and employers can do to support efforts that address unmet social needs.

Watch the video and view other SDoH resources here.

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