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Most Physicians Say Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Isn’t Their Job
The Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health” white paper was featured in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Most physicians say addressing social determinants of health isn’t their job.” The article provides an overview of physicians’ opinions regarding various services – including assistance obtaining affordable […]Read More >
Leavitt Partners Releases “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health” White Paper
Salt Lake City, May 9, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released, “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health,” a white paper that examines physician attitudes towards social determinants of health (SDOH), current barriers to addressing SDOH in the clinical environment, and recommendations for how to consider patients’ social […]Read More >
Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?
The health impacts of the environments in which we live—our social determinants of health—are well documented. Clinical care accounts for only about 20 percent of health, while behaviors, physical environment, and social and economic factors determine the rest. The transition to value-based care increasingly requires the clinical setting to address these social determinants of health […]Read More >
How complicated is it to declare opioids a national emergency?
Governor Leavitt provided his thoughts about the benefits of declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency for a CBS News article entitled “How complicated is it to declare opioids a national emergency?”Read More >
Success in Value-Based Care Requires Attention to the Social Determinants of Health
Op-Ed: Success in Value-Based Care Requires Attention to the Social Determinants of Health.Read More >
The National DPP Coverage Toolkit: Timely Tools for Payers Addressing Prediabetes
More than 86 million American adults have prediabetes. That number alone is astounding, but perhaps what is even more concerning is that 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Considering that, in the absence of any health intervention, 15‒30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years, effective preventive measures are needed to mitigate a serious public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is proactively responding to this potential problem by developing and promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.Read More >
The Opioid Epidemic and State Responses
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the CDC, in 2015 over 33,000 people died from opioid overdose in the United States, and in 2013 prescription opioid abuse cost the U.S. economy approximately $78.5 billion in costs related to health care, crime, and loss of productivity. Opioid abuse and the related overdose deaths […]Read More >