Health Affairs on Accountable Communities of Health

The conversation around social determinants of health continues to buzz with a recent article from Health Affairs about what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Accountable Health Communities funding announcement means for our idea of community health.  We at EHF have been talking about social determinants of health - factors like transportation, access to healthy food and adequate housing, and adverse childhood experiences - for some time (see the Health Iceberg illustration below), but the national attention is a new and positive development.  We are especially excited about the  focus on developing a workforce of health and social service navigators, or Community Health Workers, as well as the suggestion of future payment reform.  

Check out the full article on the Health Affairs Blog!