With continuous increase in the healthcare expenditure and the massive shift to value based care. Healthcare organizations are now focused on finding ways to deliver care while factoring in and addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
World Health Organization defines SDOH as “The conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life”. The CDC identifies the five key determinants of health of the population to be: biological, behavioral, social, physical and availability / access to health services. Studies have suggested that these factors can influence 80% of the health outcomes.