September 4, 2018
New Primer on the Social Determinants of Health
Lawmakers at the state and federal level have recently begun incorporating insights on the “social determinants” of health into parts of Medicare and Medicaid. The social determinants are a group of non-medical factors that heavily influence health outcomes, and research indicates that managing these factors well contributes to good health. In this new primer, AAF’s Deputy Director of Health Care Policy Tara O’Neill Hayes explains these different factors—such as where one lives, learns, works, and ages—and how they influence an individual’s health.