As much as 80% of a person’s health is determined by the social and economic conditions of their homes and communities. These factors include economic stability, mental health, education access, health care access and quality, neighborhood environment, and social support networks. To truly have impact, it will take a broader team approach to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, lower healthcare costs, and improve health outcomes - and the employer has an opportunity to take a central role. It is not the role of the employer to eradicate poverty, or the other social challenges faced by employees. The question at hand is what role might an employer take to improve the lives of their workforce? What should employers know, what is in their realm to change and what is the value to the employer for making the change?
- Identify aspects of Social Determinants of health that are actionable for employers
- Learn how and why employer partnerships work to address SDOH issues
- Receive a practical guide to capturing data, creating community partnerships, connecting employees to resources, and calculating impact
For Health Action Council members only
SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credit