social determinants of health

Highmark and axialHealthcare expand partnership with launch of member support program for substance use disorder

axialHealthcare today announced a new recovery program with Highmark Inc. to offer care navigation and peer support services for members seeking treatment for substance use in Pennsylvania. This is a new addition to Highmark’s efforts to address substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASHVILLE, Tenn. and PITTSBURGH, …

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axial takeaway: “It’s not just biology”

By Amber Watson, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Scientific Writer The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health (SDOH) as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” Examples of SDOH include economic stability, education, and social support. As the health system moves away from fee-for-service reimbursement and toward value-based care reimbursement, …

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