Social determinants of health—including food, housing, and transportation—have a significant impact on health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. With recent Medicare Advantage payment for some social determinants, many payer, provider and life science organizations are expanding their focus on social determinants 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 outcomes. Furthermore, a lack of proper infrastructure and incentive structures often impedes health care organizations from taking meaningful action. The goal of this Work Group is to identify specific scalable, replicable, and efficient best practices for payer, provider and life science CEOs to implement to address social determinants of health in collaboration with community organizations in order to meaningfully drive down the total cost of care and improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
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
Mandy Cohen, MD, MD, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Scott Doniger, DaVita Inc.
Barsam Kasravi, MD, Anthem, Inc.
Kim Keck, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
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
Brian Pieninck, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Puneet Singh, Anthem, Inc.
Michael Weissel, SecureSeniorConnections