New Report Supports NC’s Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health

Sept. 26, 2019 – A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health into the delivery of health care to achieve better health outcomes and to address major challenges facing the U.S. health care system.

Dr. Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, State Health Director and the Chief Medical Officer for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, served on the committee for the report, released Sept. 25, 2019. 

“This is incredibly important work that validates North Carolina’s mission to look beyond what is typically thought of as ‘health care’ and invest more efficiently and strategically in health,” said Tilson. “DHHS is committed to developing an innovative approach to knitting together our health care system and human services and creating a statewide framework and infrastructure that can support and promote opportunities for health for all North Carolinians.” 

Learn more about what DHHS is doing to address the conditions in which people live that directly impact health, known as “social determinants of health,” or SDOH. 

LaQuana Palmer