Health December 4, 2019
Sara Heath

Nurses need access to adequate education, ample care team members, and community-based resources to address the social determinants of health.

Nurses are essential figures on the frontlines of patient care, being highly regarded for fostering strong patient relationships and driving a quality patient experience. So naturally, this puts nurses in a good position to address the social determinants of health.

The social determinants of health (SDOH), have been increasing in prominence over the past several years, especially as medical professionals continue to embrace value-based care models. The SDOH have downstream health impacts that not only affect patient well-being and health equity, but healthcare spending as well.

Industry experts maintain that addressing the SDOH is critical for driving quality patient care...