Fierce Healthcare January 15, 2020
Karen DeSalvo, Mike Leavitt

To understand the most effective interventions and establish best practices for addressing SDOH, we must develop and agree to a common measurement approach.

Health is foundational for personal and community well-being for all people in America. Yet, the nation struggles to achieve health compared to our international peers and now, compared to even to prior United States health statistics.

Though measures show that quality of care has improved in the past few years, evidence indicates that population health outcomes in the U.S., like infant mortality and life expectancy, have declined. This is despite record spending on the healthcare sector.  

Recently, the health care system—largely driven by the shift toward value-based care—is considering how interventions to impact social and environmental circumstances can...