Social Determinants: Buzzword or Emerging Thoughts and Actions?

By Martie L. MooreHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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Two words are spreading in healthcare and they’re having a widespread impact — social determinants.  Social determinants of health are the “structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.”1   Essentially, we’re looking at how those conditions impact your daily life.  Your health starts at home and in your neighborhood. For example, in rural America the White House … Read More

Many Unknowns but Quality Will Still Be Key

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Tom Price is now confirmed as the secretary of Health and Human Services, a $1 trillion agency.  Yet, questions remain as to what’s next for healthcare as Price has been vocal about his unfavorable opinions of the Affordable Care Act.  While we wait, there’s one road ahead we can likely map out now: quality measures for long-term care. The formal process … Read More