Building Healthy Communities: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
8:45 AM–10:00 AM
Congressional A
Breakout Sessions

As hospitals and health systems seek to better manage population health, they are also working to understand and address the so-called social determinants of health – poverty, education, the environment – that can have a major impact on the cost and quality of care. By working with policymakers, forging partnerships with social services organizations, and expanding community health assessments and education programs, healthcare organizations can help tackle the complicated web of challenges that affect everyone from urban homeless patients to those in rural areas battling complex chronic diseases. Join several healthcare leaders who are making great strides in addressing the social determinants of health.