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News by Topic: Social determinants of health

Jan 25, 2021 - The American Heart Association (AHA) announced investments of more than $230 million over the next four years to support targeted initiatives focused on addressing social determinants of health in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Discusses AHA's continuing efforts in public policymaking to improve access to healthcare in under-resourced communities of color and rural areas.
Source: American Heart Association
Jan 8, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on February 10-11, 2021. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity and health equity/social determinants of health.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 7, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state health officials describing how to adopt strategies that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Discusses how SDOH exacerbate health disparities among a variety of populations, including rural communities, and the guidance aims to help states improve population health and reduce costs.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services