social determinants of health
The state of Oregon is finally recognizing that the factors that influence an individual’s health extend far beyond a doctor’s office or lab results. These social determinants of health include housing, adequate nutrition, education, and at the root of it all, financial health.
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Kaiser Permanente is launching a program in the Northwest as part of a ramp-up of its effort to help patients with such things as housing, food, transportation and domestic violence problems, factors that can have a big influence on patients’ health.
Many Oregon children face a combination of serious illness plus family or other social problems, such as parental incarceration, domestic violence, mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse, says a new study that will be presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board on Tuesday.
Population-based methods work well in medicine. Answers found in simplified and controlled environments remain applicable in reality because the practice of medicine combines them with qualitative observation.
Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school.
How do adverse childhood events, employment opportunities and the availability of low-income housing impact the quality of life and health outcomes?
African-Americans are less likely to use healthcare services, according to the latest research findings. And, when they do, they receive poorer quality of care, and comes away with less satisfaction which impacts their relationship with their provider.
It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.
With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.