This annual report describes how BlueCross BlueShield Institute is addressing social determinants of health, specifically in the realm of transportations. BCBS Institute developed a model of transportation as a critical element of population health management. BCBS Institute created the BCBS Institute created the Community Health Management Hub Transportation Management Application. BCBS Institute utilized the Hub to reveal new insights into the opioid epidemic, suggesting geographic relationship of diagnosed opioid use disorder (OUD) along major highways. By uncovering this unexpected finding for a noncommunicable disease, the BCBS Institute engaged other stakeholders to explore social practices of the opioid epidemic as a means of prevention.
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