The social and economic factors that affect health outcomes, also known as social determinants of health (SDOH), are crucial to consider in healthcare. These determinants can impact a person’s ability to manage their health conditions and prevent chronic diseases, leading to a disparity in access to healthcare services and creating an SDOH care gap.
There are five main categories of social determinants of health that providers can assess through interview questions:
- Economic stability
- Education access and quality
- Healthcare access and quality
- Neighborhood and built environment
- Social and community context.
Depending on the level of risk, providers can modify care plans and set new goals and interventions for their clients.
To help providers address the SDOH care gap and comply with reporting requirements, MyAdultDaycare software offers tools to assess risks, build assessments, and report data to relevant authorities. The software’s analytical tools can also help understand whether a participant’s health risks are lowered, allowing for more effective care planning and servicing.
In conclusion, addressing the SDOH care gap through MyAdultDaycare software can help improve the health and well-being of participants. By considering economic stability, education access, and quality, health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context, providers can bridge the SDOH care gap and promote better health outcomes.