An update from the National Council on Nonprofits:
Improving Social Determinants of Health: Recently the White House released the U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health, a set of actions federal agencies are taking to improve health outcomes in communities.
Actions are grouped into three categories:
1) expand data gathering and sharing,
2) support flexible funding to address social needs, and
3) support backbone organizations.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a Call to Action to complement the playbook, which focuses on encouraging more partnerships across sectors. Another resource is the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Health-Related Social Needs Framework, which provides guidance to states designing programs that address challenges such as housing insecurity.