Unlocking Social Determinants of Health in Value-based Care (Video)

Unlocking Social Determinants of Health in Value-based Care

Where we are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age all greatly affect our health and quality of life. These factors, also known as¬†Social Determinants of Health,¬†often have a greater impact on health outcomes than the actual delivery of health services. Despite social determinants’ prominent role in health outcomes, health care traditionally has failed to address these non-medical conditions due to misaligned incentives and lack of resources. Value-based care is paving the way to improving health outcomes by providing care that acknowledges and addresses these non-clinical factors. This holistic care not only improves the overall health of a population and assists in achieving health equity, but also leads to a decrease in health care costs and a significant return on investment.