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
Mandy Cohen, MD, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Alex Drane, ARCHANGELS
Esther Dyson, Wellville
Patrice Harris, MD, eMed; formerly of American Medical Association
Kim Keck, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Stephen Mette, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center
Lawrence Moss, MD, Nemours Children's Health System
Felicia Norwood, Anthem, Inc.
Aaron Perry, Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association
Martha Wofford, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island