• Forty-one NQF Members participating in Action Team

    We are pleased to launch the National Quality Partners™ (NQP™) Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Integration Action Team to bring experts and recognized leaders together to stimulate shared learning and action to accelerate SDOH data integration into clinical practice. While research has shown that the conditions that people work, learn, play, and live, otherwise referred to as SDOH, account for 40% health outcomes, data on SDOH has largely been left out of clinical practice. Thus, there is a need for a national, concerted effort to lead the integration of SDOH data into the health care delivery system and capture data in a way that is actionable in order to reduce disparities and improve healthcare access and health outcomes of patients and communities.

    By partnering together and sharing best practices, the NQP SDOH Data Integration Action Team will identify solutions to common pain points related to SDOH data integration. Through a series of web meetings and one in-person forum, the NQP Action Team will foster collaboration and sharing to address gaps in care and inspire action in others.

    In order to benefit from diverse viewpoints and experiences, the NQP SDOH Data Integration Action Team spans organizations across all sectors of health care including, patients, caregivers, clinicians, physician associations, research groups, federal agencies, and more. NQP expresses sincere appreciation to the following individuals and member organizations for their commitment to moving the needle on SDOH data integration:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Von Nguyen, Co-Chair

    IBM Watson Health
    Lisa Patton, Co-Chair

    Susan Drawert

    Angela Moemeka

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Pam Owens

    American Academy of Family Physicians
    David O’Gurek

    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Harrison Alter

    American Health Care Association
    Marsida Domi

    American Psychiatric Association Foundation
    Ruth Shim

    America's Essential Hospitals
    Brian Robertson

    AmeriHealth Caritas
    Andrea Gelzer

    BJC HealthCare
    Elna Nagasako

    BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina
    Katherine Hobbs Knutson

    Cerner Corporation
    Michelle Peterson

    Brooke Tomblin

    Geisinger Health System
    Michelle Passaretti

    Greater New York Hospital Association
    Carla Nelson

    Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
    Jesse Minney

    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Maura Maloney

    Humana Inc.
    Andrew Renda

    Intermountain Healthcare
    Lisa Nichols


    Matthew Roberts

    Kaiser Permanente
    Matthew Stiefel

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
    Alyssa Crawford

    Merck & Co., Inc.
    Heather Black

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
    Susan Kendig

    National Partnership for Women & Families
    Katie Martin

    Next Wave
    John Shaw

    Northeast-Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Centers
    Adam Thompson

    Partners Behavioral Health Management
    Allison Gosda

    Patient & Family Centered Care Partners, Inc.
    Desiree Collins

    Premier Healthcare Alliance
    Jennifer Flynn

    Quality Insights
    Joshua Nyirenda

    Service Employees International Union
    Sarah Nolan

    Socially Determined
    Amy Fahrenkopf

    Special Needs Alliance (SNP) Alliance
    Deborah Paone

    UCB Inc.
    Cheryl Roche Alexander

    UPMC Health Plan
    Joan Eichner

    Veterans Health Administration
    Ernest Moy

    WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
    Traci Ferguson

    Yale-New Haven Health System
    Karen Dorsey

    Learn more and sign up for project alerts for news and announcements about the NQP Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Integration Action Team to stay connected.

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