Social, environmental, and behavioral factors account for 60 percent of health outcomes, yet, we continue to spend more on medical care than social services. Our focus is on the impact that spending on social services can have on health outcomes.
Social Equity and Health
How are Massachusetts Community-Based Organizations Responding to the Health Care Sector’s Entry into Social Determinants of Health?This report summarizes the findings from a qualitative study that sought to better understand how CBOs are responding to the healthcare sector’s movement into SDOH programming
Partnerships for Health: Lessons for Bridging Community-Based Organizations and Health Care OrganizationsThis brief outlines characteristics of effective partnerships & provides recommendations to guide development of successful collaborations between health & social service orgs
- This guidebook is designed to help health care administrators and providers better understand the types of social services available in Massachusetts.
Estimating Cost Reductions Associated with the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic HomelessnessThis report presents the results of a study analyzing the impact of CSPECH on the utilization and cost of health services.
Community Matters: Exploring the Link Between Community Characteristics and Uninsurance in MassachusettsThis brief explores the relationship between community characteristics and the uninsured rate for people of all ages in Massachusetts.
Health Care and Social Service Spending and Outcomes: How Does Massachusetts Compare with Other States?Report examines the link between state spending on health care & social services & health behaviors & outcomes for MA compared with neighboring states & national averages.
- This report evaluates and synthesizes the evidence base for interventions that address social determinants of health.
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