Social drivers or influencers (determinants) of health—including food, housing, transportation, safe neighborhoods, education, income and social isolation—have significant impact on health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. With recent Medicare Advantage payment for some social drivers, many PPL organizations are expanding their focus on social driver interventions. However, these organizations have struggled to identify specific, evidence-based actions they can take internally and have largely not sought to form meaningful partnerships with community organizations that can deliver results that reduce the total cost of care and improve health outcomes. Furthermore, a lack of proper infrastructure, incentive structures and mismatched healthcare financing often impede health care organizations from taking meaningful action. The goal of this Work Group is to identify specific scalable, replicable, and effective strategies for payer, provider and life science CEOs to implement to address social drivers of health in collaboration with community organizations in order to meaningfully improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations while removing costly ineffective health care.
Stephen Mette, CEO, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center
Felicia Norwood, EVP & President, Government Business Division, Anthem, Inc.
Tayo Akins, Cascade Comprehensive Care
Jennifer Bazante, Humana, Inc.
Donald Bobo, Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Mandy Cohen, MD, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Scott Doniger, DaVita Inc.
Alex Drane, ARCHANGELS
Tina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health
Patrice Harris, MD, American Medical Association
Barsam Kasravi, MD, Anthem, Inc.
Kim Keck, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Anish Mahajan, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center & David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Stephen Mette, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
Felicia Norwood, Anthem, Inc.
Steve Page, SUN Behavioral Health
Divya Paliwal, MD, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Aaron Perry, Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association
Puneet Singh, Anthem, Inc.
Michael Weissel, SecureSeniorConnections
David Wennberg, MD, Quartet Health