From Social Determinants to Drivers of Health [Video]

11/19/19 12:41 PM

Social Drivers with Dr. Betancourt

A model for value-based healthcare

As healthcare moves toward a value-based system that rewards positive outcomes over procedures, social determinants of health (SDOH) are a central part of the effort to improve overall health and reduce health disparities.

SDOH are social circumstances that impact health and healthcare, including race, education, income, insurance status, exposure to environmental toxins, and access to quality foods and clean water. Taken together, SDOH affect a wide range of health outcomes and risks and create conditions that lead to health disparities among groups of people.

In this video, Dr. Joseph Betancourt, a Quality Interactions co-founder and longtime leader in cultural competency research, uses real-world examples and case studies to model how the healthcare community can take action to mitigate the effects of SDOH on individual patients and society at large.

Betancourt on Social Determinants Dr. Betancourt answers vital questions about social determinants of health:

  • What factors drive health?
  • How do social drivers originate and perpetuate?
  • Do social drivers predetermine a person's health?
  • How can the healthcare workforce address negative social determinants/drivers to improve health and well-being?

Learn how you can leverage community resources to create effective partnerships for team-based healthcare.

This comprehensive discussion of social determinants of health will provide you with a model to create a collaborative care approach that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health coaches, case managers, call-center representatives, and others. Improve patient outcomes and community health. Watch the video above or view and save the video in your web browser.

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Megan Bedford

Written by Megan Bedford

Megan Bedford is Vice President of Content & Marketing for Quality Interactions.

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