Rural Health Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health
Social Determinants of Health
Policy brief informed by a September 2016 National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with site visits to update the committee about factors that affect health outcomes. Identifies emerging payment models and financing strategies, and provides policy recommendations for addressing the social determinants of health in rural communities.
Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment
Fifth and final report in a series designed to identify
social risk factors that affect the health outcomes of
Medicare beneficiaries and methods to account for these
factors in Medicare payment programs. Offers thoughts about
selecting the best methods to account for social risk
factors and achieve policy goals. Chapter 2 includes a
discussion about urbanicity and rurality, and suggests that
a beneficiary's place of residence is a stronger indicator
of social risk than their provider's location. Report was
assembled by an ad hoc committee under the direction of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation.
Author(s): Committee on Accounting for Socioeconomic Status in Medicare Payment Programs Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Georgia State Health Improvement Plan 2016-2021
Describes a plan for the improvement of public health in Georgia. Discusses trends in state demographics and health outcomes, and establishes health improvement priorities, strategies, and targets. Major topics include access, chronic disease prevention, and maternal and child health. Highlights health disparities and health workforce shortages in rural areas.
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health view details
Social Determinants of Health in the United States: Addressing Major Health Inequality Trends for the Nation, 1935-2016
Results of a study analyzing key health inequality trends in areas including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, mental and behavioral health, chronic disease prevention, and health promotion. Examines social determinants and features statistics with breakdowns by race/ethnicity, education, mortality rates, poverty, unemployment, housing, rural or urban location, and geographic area.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Gem P. Daus, Michelle Allender, Christine T. Ramey, Elijah K. Martin, et al. Citation: International Journal of MCH and AIDS, 6(2), 139-164 Date: 2017 Type: Document view details
Social Determinants of Health and Vulnerable Populations in Rural Maryland
White paper discussing how social determinants of health impact those who face barriers to health and are susceptible to poor health due to circumstances such as environmental conditions, housing concerns, lack of transportation, and poverty. Includes strategies and examples of programs that have worked in rural communities to address topics such as substance use disorder and care coordination.
Date: 12/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, Maryland Rural Health Association view details
Improving Community Health through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting a Path to Reform
Provides background on the origin and importance of nonprofit hospital community benefit spending, and explains the difference between community building and community benefit activities. Examines policy options that the IRS could use to enhance community benefit spending focused on improving social determinants of health community-wide. Includes rural-specific statistics and multiple comparisons of items identified in community health needs assessments (CHNAs).
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Maureen Byrnes, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus Date: 12/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health view details
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) Lessons Learned
Provides an overview of Arizona's Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), which examines the health impacts of a potential policy, plan, program, or project, and offers lessons learned. Highlights challenges for rural HIAs on page 20.
Date: 11/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation view details
Implementation of the Federal Rural IMPACT Demonstration
Overview of the first year of the White House Rural Council and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' demonstration project, focused on improving social determinants of health and designed to reduce poverty through coordinated services for children and parents. Discusses key findings and identifies possible lessons for policymakers and stakeholders. Includes appendix with profiles of the 10 demonstration sites.
Author(s): Alana Landey, Pam Winston, Pierre Joseph Date: 11/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details