The effect of COVID-19 on social determinants of health – Part 1

Social determinants of health (SDoH) are those factors in a person’s life—socioeconomic, educational, cultural, environmental—that create disparities in how that person accesses health care. On this episode, we examine how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected social determinants of health and impacted racial and ethnic minorities that already carry a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality.

Guest speaker:
Kellie Goodson, MS, CPXP
Director, Programs
Vizient

 Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources
Vizient

Show Notes:
[02:04] Social determinants of health (SDoH) defined
[03:01] SDoH and health care
[04:59] VCU study on neighborhood and life expectancy
[06:25] COVID-19 and SDoH
[08:04] Historical context—“The Forgotten Aim”

Links | Resources:

Health care disparities in the age of coronavirus (The Harvard Gazette)
Click here

Rush Health Equity Report
Click here

Novant Health Spotlight
Click here

Steps for resolving health disparities in hospital readmissions (Vizient)
Click here

Healthy People website section on social determinants of health: Click here

CDC link: Click here

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