Trend in Focus: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Social determinants of health (SDOH) have been top of mind in health care for several years as the link between social factors and physical health becomes more clearly defined. But as we’ve seen since the onset of COVID-19 and the recent emphasis on the issue of systemic racism, the focus on SDOH has continued to gain traction.

To address this emerging trend, UnitedHealthcare Community & State has rolled out numerous initiatives and programs specifically aimed to address gaps in SDOH and help individuals in our communities thrive. This includes developing new programs to support members facing food insecurity and assist individuals in need of secure, affordable housing. Watch in this video as Sarah Glasheen, Senior Director of Policy and Strategic Engagement for UnitedHealthcare Community & State, discusses these responses and policy changes at the local, state and federal level that focus on addressing SDOH and the intersection of health and community. 

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