Social Determinants of Health
What are Social Determinants of Health?
Social Determinants of Health are the social and economic circumstances in which individuals live that affect their overall health and well-being and the healthcare system in place to address their needs.
Learn more about how addressing the social determinants of health can help improve the health of Illinoisans and save the state money.
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Understanding social determinants of health field properly treat and prevent illnesses. Care coordination utilizes information regarding social determinants of health to implement preventative measures for patients. The state of Illinois mandates that 50% of all Medicaid recipients are enrolled in this type of preventative care system by January 1st, 2015.
This type of mandatory agreement between the State and service providers is a form of a social impact bond or “pay for success” model.
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