AcademyHealth, in collaboration with the National Pharmaceutical Council is pleased to continue our Health Spending webinar series, which seeks to promote serious evidence-based discussions related to costs, value, and allocation of health care spending and how those expenditures can best generate improved health outcomes.

Over the last few years, there have rightly been major investments across payers, foundation, and other entities in programs and data collection related to the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Still, effectively measuring the impact and ROI of these investments remains a major challenge. This webinar aims to generate a broader conversation on how to design and evaluate SDOH programs from a cost perspective, better understand which “tradeoffs” with other health care spending might be most impactful, and what additional data is needed to accomplish these goals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Review findings from a recent analysis of SDOH programs and potential economic benefit
  • Discuss how organizations may choose to be more targeted with SDOH efforts from a true cost/benefit perspective
  • Explore how we might define success for SDOH programs moving forward.

Speaker List


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Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.P.H.

Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health - Google/YouTube

Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, is a leading authority on social determinants of health and the Director and Global H... Read Bio


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Author, Presenter

Robert W. Dubois, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President - National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)

Robert W. Dubois is the chief science officer and executive vice president of the National Pharmaceutical Coun... Read Bio

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Andrew Renda, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice President, Bold Goal and Population Health Strategy - Humana

Dr. Andrew Renda is Vice President of Bold Goal and Population Health Strategy at Humana. Read Bio