social determinants of health

Kaiser Boosts Link Between Health Care Providers, Social Service Agencies

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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.

Patient-Centered Approach Can Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans

A five-year OHSU/PSU research project showed poor communication, perceived discrimination and mistrust of doctors were major barriers to healthcare.

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.

CareOregon Pilot Lets Members 'Barter' for Needed Services

The Lund Report
Give2Get program focuses on increasing social support to help members meet basic needs

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.


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