Social determinants of health (SDoH) have been used in the public health sector for decades, particularly focused in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Uninsured populations to improve outcomes of vulnerable individuals.
At the core, social determinants of health are about improving the underlying social and economic conditions within communities to improve the health for all. As employers move forward looking to understand ways they can address the needs of their population, we see the need to move from standard plan and behavior modification programs to larger well-being initiatives and those that address the root causes of underlying conditions.
Springbuk is uniquely positioned to lead our clients with an understanding of how community and individual needs affect their unique member population. We have identified six key categories where data related to individual and social determinants can be instrumental in designing impactful population health strategies.