Becker's Healthcare January 30, 2023
Rylee Wilson

Payers are investing in social determinants of health and health equity for members and communities.

Here are six recent initiatives to improve health equity Becker’s has reported since July:

  1. UnitedHealth Group is putting $10 million toward community development initiatives in Appalachian counties across six states. The company is a lead investor in the first round of the Invest Appalachia Fund, a regional initiative aimed at increasing funding around social determinants, including affordable housing, clean energy, community revitalization, food and agriculture.
  2. CareFirst BCBS and Live Chair Health are partnering on healthcare access for Medicaid members, focusing particularly on closing social-determinants-of-health gaps in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. The new pilot program will function to provide Medicaid members an...

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