Health Policy News

Our weekly enewsletter brings members the most current developments in health policy in the state and nation.


  • Health Policy News - January 7, 2019

    Jan
    07

    The nation’s public housing authorities are seeking closer links to health insurers and medical care providers to address social determinants of health.

  • Health Policy News - December 3, 2018

    Dec
    03

    Older adults with diabetes participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, demonstrated improvements in adhering to their treatment regimens, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

  • Health Policy News - November 5, 2018

    Nov
    05

    Social Determinants of Health
    A new tool produced by the U.S. Census Bureau confirms what people have long suspected: that where you grow up makes a difference in your ability to climb the economic ladder

  • Health Policy News - October 2, 2018

    Oct
    02

    Nearly 90 percent of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health, whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors shows. 

  • Health Policy News - September 10, 2018

    Sep
    10

    The movement to better address the social and environmental factors that affect health has insurance companies and other payers looking beyond the hospital or clinic and stepping into the community to give patients help where it's needed.

  • Health Policy News - July 9, 2018

    Jul
    09

    Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study.

  • Health Policy News - June 5, 2018

    Jun
    05

    Health systems and community stakeholders around the country are choosing to form new collaborations to address the social factors that have created great health disparities between low-income and more-affluent neighborhoods.
     

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