Solomon, L.S., & Kanter, M.H. (2018). Health care steps up to social determinants of health: Current context. Permanente Journal, 2018(22), 18-139.

Year: 2018


This article provides an overview of what the role for the United States’ health care system is in addressing the social determinants of health, how to create the right policy context for innovation, and how healthcare can partner more effectively with providers of social services to meet patients’ most pressing needs given the fragmented, typically underresourced nature of the social sector. The article describess delivery system and industry responses to health care transformation and Kaiser Permanente’s approach to addressing social needs.

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