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Purpose Built Communities and the East Lake Foundation have worked to transform this neighborhood to a place where individuals can achieve higher education, financial success, and better health outcomes.

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Two paid job training programs give low-income Des Moines, Iowa residents the opportunity to earn a certified nursing assistant license.

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Interpersonal violence is considered a social determinant of health; several association members have worked to reduce such violence as part of community-integrated health care.

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A new website launched by Essential Hospitals Institute can help hospitals evaluate their community’s greatest needs to determine where population health efforts will be most valuable.

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The new road map recommends policies and practices providers can adopt to promote health equity and eliminate disparities.

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Boston Medical Center’s contribution will help finance new housing, retail, and job creation in neighborhoods where its patients live and work.

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The campaign focuses on improving health equity, while acknowledging that environment and social factors play a large role in determining health outcomes.

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The Eliminating Health Disparities Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, would allow states to apply for Medicaid state plan amendments to establish a Health Disparities Elimination Program.

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Over a five-year period, CMS will test the three-track AHC model, which aims to support health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Under the “Better Way to Live” program, 62 “alternative level of care” patients have been successfully transitioned to a post–acute care facility.

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The report is the last in a series of five by an ad hoc committee focused on social risk factors that affect the health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries.

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The report finds that dual enrollment status was “the most powerful predictor of poor outcomes” on many quality measures.

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Essential hospitals can turn to a new resource for prescribing physical activity and time outdoors: Park Rx, or Park Prescriptions.

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The campaign of online and print advertisements and media outreach calls on Congress to pass legislation to risk adjust the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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The hospital and its community partners have transformed lives and achieved significant savings in health care costs by giving the homeless a place to live.

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The Accountable Health Communities Model aims to close a gap in the health care delivery system between clinical care and community services.

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This project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will help essential hospitals develop, implement, and evaluate population health programs, overcome barriers, and collaborate with community partners.

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ONC is requesting feedback particularly on interoperability as it relates to social determinants of health and collection of gender identity data.

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The report aims to identify social risk factors that affect beneficiaries' health outcomes and methods to account for these factors in payment programs.

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As a high priority for America’s Essential Hospitals, meeting patients’ social needs highlighted many educational sessions at VITAL2016, the association's annual meeting.

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This tax season, employees and volunteers at Boston Medical Center turned financial advisers, helping return more than $400,000 to low-income families.

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Updated: Annals of Surgery article covering the impact of patient socioeconomic status on operative mortality.

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Under new model, providers will screen Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for unmet social needs and connect patients to community services. Applications are due May 18.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports America's Essential Hospitals work to survey member hospitals about programs to improve population health and to build a road map for nationwide adoption of successful programs.

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First of five consensus reports from National Academy of Medicine (NAM) ad hoc committee identifies social risk factors for Medicare payment and quality programs, and the measures they can impact.

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The youth empowerment project is one of many local safety initiatives run by Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Injury Prevention Center.

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Multidisciplinary teams at Truman Medical Centers developed two care transitions assessments and reduced hospital admissions, ED visits, costs.

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Brief summarizes essential hospitals' role caring for homeless patients, strategies for improving care, and recommendations for forming sustainable community partnerships.

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Top chefs put healthful spin on fast food as essential hospitals work to reduce food deserts in their communities

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Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is using county health funds to house and care for the homeless. California wants to with Medicaid funds.

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Whether as part of community benefit requirements or in addressing the social determinants of health, hospitals can engage in community development initiatives to encourage health improvements beyond the hospital walls.

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Tool supports collaboration between hospitals, other stakeholders to improve community health

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Socioeconomic inequalities at root of civil unrest in Baltimore and similar incidents over the past year

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Association researcher concludes web series by describing the web-like effect of social factors on health and treatment

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Essential hospitals partner with local schools to foster healthy kids who can complete their education, leading to better health outcomes.

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Association researcher Janelle Schrag explores insights from APHA's annual meeting, which targeted neighborhood factors as important health indicators.

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A recent Health Affairs article explores how Hennepin Health uses ACO savings from decreased ED visits, better primary care to help the homeless, mentally ill.

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These two prominent social factors directly affect health outcomes. Essential hospitals are supporting patients in these areas with PCMHs, medical respite programs, and employment and housing programs.

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Food insecurity may be the most significant social determinant of health for essential hospital patients. Read how BMC is prioritizing this issue.

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Recent work by National Quality Forum to adjust quality and performance measures for social determinants of health of particular significance to essential hospitals, which disproportionately care for sicker, more complex patients

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This literature review explores how social connections impact health outcomes and overutilization and offers responsive strategies by essential hospitals.

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NQF board adopts recommendation to assess sociodemographic risk adjustment of certain quality measures during a trial period.

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The social determinants of health are a critical topic for essential hospital providers - learn more from this avid researcher's perspective.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.