Many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve health and control costs. Reducing health disparities — and addressing their social and economic causes — is at the heart of many of these efforts.
Despite its high price tag, the majority of health care spending ignores critical determinants of health, including social and economic factors, the environment, and health behaviors. By increasing health equity, states can achieve improved, long-term health outcomes.
The following resources showcase effective state efforts to achieve health equity, improve care, and prioritize the social determinants of health. To suggest a resource or share your state’s efforts, contact Elinor Higgins.