National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH)
The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) is a group of stakeholders working to systematically and pragmatically build a common understanding of the importance of addressing social needs as part of an overall approach to health improvement.
NASDOH provides a bridge among sectoral efforts by engaging organizations across the national system of health and in engaging the business sector to articulate the cross-sector value proposition for addressing the social determinants of health. Our focus is to advance public and private sector policy environments to support the advancement of the evidence base upon which work in the field can build, innovate, and be sustained. Specifically, our areas of focus are:
We encourage public and private sector leaders to support progress in these key areas by promoting collaboration and innovation around interventions to address social determinants of health.
NASDOH has released the first in a series of issue briefs designed to address key issues and advance our national efforts to address social determinants of health. Foundational to addressing the social determinants of health is the identification of social risk through screening tools, which is the subject of this first brief.
The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health seeks to make a material improvement in the health of individuals and communities and, through multi-sector partnerships within the national system of health, advance holistic, value-based, person-centered health care that can successfully impact the social determinants of health.