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The social determinants of health: Tackling a problem you can’t see

Public policymakers respond swiftly when crises hit that are extremely visible —hurricanes, floods, fires, etc. — but can be slower to respond when issues are not visible to the naked eye, even if the effects are astonishingly detrimental. Juliette Price, Solutions Architect at HSG was asked to contribute to Accountable Care Journal in advance of speaking at the Public Policy Annual Conference in London on 11th October 2019.

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Jason Helgerson
New change expands size of pie available for SDOH investments

The New York State Medicaid Program has been at the cutting edge of addressing the social determinants of health for many years now — including contracting requirements for MCOs to partner with community based organizations, holding SDOH innovation competitions, and establishing a bureau of the Social Determinants of Health within the department. This latest development is a clear signal that investments in SDOH strategies will only continue to grow & this new investment strategy could unlock many more resources than ever before.

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BLOG POST: Fight inefficiency effectively

Jason Helgerson blogs following his recent trip to Sweden… Efficiency is one of the most commonly used terms in global health care.  Whether your country is rich or poor, you are concerned about efficiency.  This is especially the case in ageing societies where demand is growing, making maintaining quality and access a significant challenge.

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Jason Helgerson
NEWS: Helgerson Solutions in Sweden

On the 26 November 2018, Jason Helgerson addressed Forum for Välfärd in Sweden, which aimed to address the real challenges of the welfare sector. Through fact-based analysis, anchoring and in-depth dialogue with other stakeholders involved in welfare activities, the forum plans to contribute concrete, feasible proposals for lasting improvement in welfare, with special focus on healthcare and care.

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Jason Helgerson
BLOG POST: Collaboration 2.0: Moving towards true person-centred care

Various versions of collaboration are being tried across the US and within the NHS in England. While we may use different acronyms – ACO, ACS, PPS, CCO, IDS, etc – each attempt at collaboration is rooted in the same theory of action that collaboration will produce the win-win. While it’s easy in theory, it’s much more challenging to implement in real-world settings around the world.

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Jason Helgerson