ABOUT US

NASDOH brings together health care, public health and social services expertise, local community experience, community-convening competence, business and financial insight, technology innovation, data and analytics competencies, and policy and advocacy acumen to assess and address current regulatory frameworks, funding environments and opportunities, and practical challenges to implementing and sustaining social determinants of health efforts. We provide a bridge between sectoral efforts by engaging organizations across the national system of health and in particular, engaging the business sector to articulate the cross-sector value proposition for addressing the social determinants of health. Click here for more information.

 

Co-Conveners

Governor Michael O. Leavitt
Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services
Administrator of US Environmental Protection Agency
Founder of Leavitt Partners

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH
Former Health Commissioner, City of New Orleans
Former US Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary

Guiding Principles
  1. By addressing the broad and interconnected array of factors that influence health we can effectively help all people and communities to become and stay healthy, achieve well-being, and thrive economically.
  2. Strategies that address the social determinants of health should be developed with people and communities and reflect their values, perspectives and preferences.
  3. Meaningfully impacting health and well-being requires multi-sectoral partnerships across the private and public sectors.
  4. The private sector, including employers and businesses, has an integral role to play through private-sector action, policy work, engaging in public-private partnerships, and civic leadership.
  5. Public health departments and human and social services sectors are essential partners in efforts to address the social determinants of health and will need significant financial and human capital investments.
  6. Efforts to address the social determinants of health should build upon existing gains in the health care system including ensuring access to affordable, quality care.
  1. Successfully transforming to a value-based health care system requires care and payment models that address the social determinants of health.
  2. Digital strategies should be leveraged to transform and improve health and well-being including promoting bidirectional information flow with appropriate attention to privacy, proper use, and data security as a priority in data collection, sharing, and use.
  3. Measuring the impact of social determinants of health interventions should balance the goals and interests of sectors and affected people and communities.
  4. The substantial body of successful evidence-based approaches to better integrate social determinants of health approaches into the health system can inform immediate action; however, there is a continuing need to experiment and build the evidence base, and for policies that encourage the development of additional evidence.
Membership
Steering Committee
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