Tag: Social Determinants of Health

New Toolkit for Governors Aims to Advance Policies that Improve Health

Because of term limits or retirements, 17 states had no incumbent nominee for governor in November 2018. In all, 20 states elected new governors, and 8 saw a change in political party as well. More than 150 million Americans are beginning 2019 with new leadership presiding over the factors that influence their health, including education,… Read more »

Health Affairs Blog Post: Meeting Patients’ Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Improving the Health of All

In Health Affairs, de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci and John Auerbach, CEO of Trust for America’s Health, weigh in on the growing involvement of health providers in addressing patients’ social needs — saying these interventions are a good step, but not enough. Read “Meeting Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Addressing Social Determinants.” Castrucci… Read more »

de Beaumont CEO on Upstream Efforts in 2018: Right Direction, but Still Focused on Individuals

In a 2018 wrap-up in Modern Healthcare, Steven Ross Johnson quotes de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci on the efforts of health providers to meet patients’ social needs. Highlighting the trend of healthcare organizations prioritizing wellness and prevention — including addressing patient needs in areas like housing, poverty, and food security — Johnson writes: “But as… Read more »

Health Starts in the Community, Not the Clinic

by Brian C. Castrucci We are fortunate to live in a nation where our healthcare system is filled with dedicated providers offering cutting-edge, innovative clinical care to prevent and control diseases. However, despite all the money we spend on health, the United States still lags behind other countries in terms of health outcomes such as… Read more »