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Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Health

BY BUSHRA HASSAN, MBA, RD, LDN Food insecurity is an issue plaguing America that has only increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Nutrition Journal, nearly 15% of U.S. households—and almost 18% of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic ( Before the pandemic, approximately…

President's Message

Social Determinants of Health

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN I am honored and excited to be writing the opening to this issue of CMSA Today. The focus for this issue is social determinants of health (SDoH), a subject near and dear to me. SDoH are defined as “life-enhancing resources, such as food…

Value-based care

The Impact of Value-Based Social Care on Health Equity

BY DAWN V. GAY, MBA-HCM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CAREADVISORS As value-based care programs are adopted across the country, it’s no surprise to healthcare providers that all predictions point to an increase in alternative payment models. Social care management that addresses economic stability, housing, food insecurity, employment and other social determinants of…