A framework for Medicaid programs to address social determinants of health: Food insecurity and housing instability

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are among the most influential factors that affect the health of individuals. There are a growing number of initiatives to address SDOH within healthcare settings; however, many are happening in silos. There is little Medicaid-specific guidance for collecting SDOH data and supporting the role of healthcare organizations in addressing social needs. In collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Quality Forum (NQF) convened an Expert Panel to identify a framework for state Medicaid programs to support the collection of SDOH data and the integration of health and nonhealth services, using food insecurity and housing instability as illustrative examples.

National Quality Forum. A Framework for Medicaid Programs to Address Social Determinants of Health: Food Insecurity and Housing Instability. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2017. Available online.

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Issue Briefs & Reports
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Housing Stability
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