Despite an overall shift toward value-based care, payment and financing models in the United States remain largely tied to clinical services and have not incorporated services linked to the social determinants of health. AcademyHealth is working to identify why this is and how progress can be made.
Rapid Evidence Review: Which adverse childhood experiences are most predictive of health care costs among adults?
This rapid evidence review examined current evidence on the relationship between stressful or traumatic events experienced in childhood, known as adverse childhood experiences, and health care costs later in life, particularly among adults enrolled in Medicaid.
The Payment Reform for Population Health initiative focuses on developing a better understanding of the landscape of current efforts and successes related to payment reform activities that support community-wide (i.e., geopolitically-based) population health improvement.
Government Spending In Health And Nonhealth Sectors Associated With Improvement In County Health Rankings
A growing body of research highlights the role other factors outside the health system play in our health. This article, from the November 2016 Culture of Health Health Affairs issue, finds a meaningful positive relationship between an increase in rank among the County Health Rankings and public spending for a number of social services.