Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
Acclivity provides SDoH tools for the non-medical factors that Influence health outcomes.
An overview of Social Needs and Social Determinants of Health:
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
Acclivity SDOH Tools Use Census Block Data Rather than Generic Zip Code Data
SDOH can be grouped into 5 categories of concern:
Education Access and Quality
Health Care Access & Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social & Community Context
How Acclivity Helps with SDOH
The Acclivity platform delivers critical insights on a patient’s social needs and social determinants of health. For social needs, the platform utilizes information available in the patient’s existing data – which consist of factors that present IMMEDIATE CHALLENGES to an individual patient’s health, such as access to nutritious foods, opportunities for physical activity, and availability of good quality air and water.
For SDOH, the platform utilizes a geographic analysis tool to identify social factors within a very specific census tract. These census tracts are far more specific than zip codes and provide a high degree of accuracy which uncover community factors that present LONG TERM CHALLENGES to the individual’s health such as access to safe housing and transportation, availability of quality education and job opportunities, development of language and literacy skills, and an existence free from racism, discrimination, and violence.
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