Social determinants of health (SdoH) are swamping hospitals like rising rivers following a storm. A reported $1.7 trillion in healthcare costs are now attributed to 5 percent of the nation’s population, with a majority of that sum related to the SdoH.
And while the focus has been largely on the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of populations, the new face of SDoH is evolving as a consequence of an increase of natural and manmade disasters, as well as new attention being given to longstanding issues such as rural health, human trafficking, business closures, and loss of pensions for an increasing number of older adults.
Returning to Talk Ten Tuesdays to report on this developing story is nationally recognized SDoH authority, author, and educator Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, the founder of EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC.
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