Tag Archives: SDOH

Employment and recovery go hand-in-hand: A job at Kroger can provide a paycheck, but also improve health and health outcomes.

  By Sally McMahon Efforts to improve health in the United States have traditionally looked to the healthcare system as the key driver of health and health outcomes. While this is certainly important, research has shown that broader approaches addressing socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment and social support networks also impact population health and

Butterfly effect: Insight into how Kentucky’s children are doing when it comes to health.

By Terry Brooks   A few years back, I came across an article in the MIT Technology Review about the power of the “butterfly effect.” It outlined the ground-breaking research of Edward Lorenz on chaos. As a pioneer in climate research, Lorenz documented that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in South America affected air

SDOH: Impacting healthcare from outside the system.

By Ben Keeton The focus of efforts to improve health in the United States largely revolve around the traditional healthcare system, with an increasing focus on providing access to care through health insurance and incentivizing consumers to make better healthcare decisions. Over the past five years, policy efforts have primarily focused on ways to increase

Reliable transportation means fewer missed appointments, better management of chronic diseases.

By Ben Keeton Just because somebody has health insurance and a relationship with a physician doesn’t mean they have easy access to care. Transportation barriers are often cited as barriers to healthcare treatment options and healthier lifestyles. The cost and time required for daily travel between home, work, school, daycare and groceries greatly impacts the