Paying for Population Health: A Summary Report of Four Case Studies

Case Studies of the Health System’s Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Summary Report

This summary report highlights key findings from four case study sites including Burlington, VT; Muskegon, MI; Cincinnati, OH; and Greenville, SC.

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As part of AcademyHealth's efforts to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with linking payment reform to population health, AcademyHealth requested development of four case studies of sites where health systems were actively involved in addressing social determinants of health including housing, employment, education, food security, transportation, healthy behaviors, and neighborhood and built environment. With these criteria, the case study sites were selected in Burlington, VT; Muskegon, MI; Cincinnati, OH; and Greenville, SC having respectively developed interventions focused on medically complex homeless individuals, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and their newborns, and uninsured individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

This six-page summary report addresses key themes found across the sites, including:

  • Why and how sites address social determinants of health;
  • What factors contribute to innovation;
  • Lessons learned; and
  • Strategies for future development. 

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Jean McGuire
Committee Member

Jean McGuire, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Professor of Practice - Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Jean McGuire, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., has over thirty years of senior experience in local, state and national public ... Read Bio