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Social Determinants of Health, Part 3: Where Patients Live

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD In the new world order of value-based care delivery, healthcare providers cannot afford to be unaware of, or choose to ignore, the major drivers of healthcare utilization that fall outside of “traditional” clinical care. These areas, called Social Determinants of Health (SDHs) include some natural and actionable categories like: Timely, convenient and affordable access to …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDSocial Determinants of Health, Part 3: Where Patients Live

Social Determinants of Health, Part 2: Access to care, health literacy and patient engagement.

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD Readers of this blog know that the most basic actions influence health in powerful ways. Some of these simple but profound health actions include: eating nutritious food; being physically active; avoiding high-risk behaviors (like smoking); receiving recommended immunizations and screenings; and scheduling an appointment with a provider when needed. Yet, while we know these things, …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDSocial Determinants of Health, Part 2: Access to care, health literacy and patient engagement.