Improving Health Outcomes: Meeting the Basic Needs of Populations
The JCPH Forum covers new research produced by Benefits Data Trust, in cooperation with academic and state institutions, which proves that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is associated with improved health outcomes and reduced health care costs. Cross-matching medical claims data against benefit enrollment data demonstrated that SNAP participation significantly reduced 1) the likelihood of nursing home use, 2) the likelihood of hospital and emergency room use, and 3) reduced Medicare and Medicaid costs.
- Describe the design of a data-driven program that shares information across sectors and evaluates social determinants of health
- Identify ways to overcome administrative challenges to data sharing in order to promote public health and population health initiatives
- Explain how public and private healthcare payers, as well as healthcare providers participating in delivery system reform, can invest in efforts to help people meet their basic needs in order improve health outcomes and build true person-centered health and human service delivery systems.
Recommended CitationZielinskie, Ginger, "Improving Health Outcomes: Meeting the Basic Needs of Populations" (2017). College of Population Health Forum. Presentation 112.