The COVID-19 crisis underscores the urgency of strategic, well-targeted programs to address food insecurity, housing instability, and loneliness. These and other “social determinants of health” (SDOH) are well known to exacerbate chronic conditions an increase unnecessary utilization of emergency rooms and inpatient care.
Since the onset of the pandemic, food insecurity has skyrocketed. Housing instability is likely to grow as unemployment persists and eviction moratoriums expire. Social distancing may exacerbate social isolation. As a result, a secondary effect of the coronavirus crisis may be preventable declines in health, particularly among lower-income populations.
Many health care organizations are well positioned to rise to these challenges through their programs and community-based partnerships to address SDOH. In this webinar, leaders at the forefront of SDOH innovation will outline how they are reshaping their programs as they transition through COVID-19 response, recovery, and eventual rebuilding.
Alexandra Schweitzer, Senior Fellow, M-RCBG
Caraline Coats, Vice President, Bold Goal & Population Health Strategy
Andrew Renda, MD, Associate Vice President, Population Health, Humana
Katherine Keir, Hawaii State Director of Clinical Redesign, UnitedHealthcare
Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus, Director of Health Care Partnerships, Second Harvest Heartland