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Swimming Upstream: What Will It Take to Integrate the Social Determinants of Health Into Healthcare?

2:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Hall E - Booth 8300 - Education Theater


Recently, there has been overwhelming recognition that the conditions in which people are born, work, learn, play, and live, otherwise known as the, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), account for a significant percentage of health outcomes. SDOH is a topic dominating the conversations of major healthcare players who are looking to improve patient outcomes while lowering costs, and embracing the shift to value-based care. Through this dialogue, it has become clear that trying to formalize a clinical pursuit of meaningful integration of SDOH is extremely challenging. This panel will examine current national efforts around SDOH data integration and discuss the successes, failures, challenges, and opportunities for leveraging this information to inform care delivery.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current national efforts to integrate SDOH data to inform the delivery of care.
  • Express the distinct role the healthcare community can play in leveraging the social determinants of health to improve health outcomes.
  • Describe opportunities for care coordination across clinical, behavioral, social and community service providers to deliver whole-person care.
  • Identify key considerations to build a roadmap for your organization’s exploration of SDOH data integration.


Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services
Founder and CEO,
EMI Advisors LLC
Alliance for Better Health
Founder and President,
Socially Determined
SVP National Strategic Partnerships,