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Fortune Magazine honors Health Leads Founder Rebecca Onie for her efforts to drive adoption of a broader understanding of health in this roundup of innovative leaders setting a new normal for the healthcare sector.
While strict federal rules limit what services are reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid, providers like Geisinger and Kaiser Permanente have found a way to address social issues in an approach Damon Francis, Health Leads CMO calls “whole person care.”
As we move toward a more person-centered and equitable health care system, a shared definitional framework of what success looks like in addressing essential needs will be crucial for the analysis of govenrment-funded pilots and other related programs.
Patients who received help meeting essential socioeconomic needs like food, shelter and medications saw “modest but subsequent” improvements in certain cardiovascular risk factors, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
We’re honored to be mentioned in this list of social enterprises, which create new ways to solve old social problems by experimenting with business models, innovating on distribution methods and holding themselves accountable for results–serving vulnerable Americans.