Operational Framework
for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Over the last decade, healthcare providers have come to understand that patient care must account for more than an individual’s genetics and lifestyle choices. Other factors are at play that greatly contribute to the outcomes; these are known as social determinants of health. Advancing health-related social services through SDOH and equity interventions can be a “win-win-win” for your patients, your organization, and society.

While much has been written about the importance of addressing SDOH there has been little guidance on how to establish SDOH initiatives. This whitepaper outlines a step-by-step operational framework for exploring and embedding SDOH principles and workflows in an organization.

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