These factors – the so-called social determinants of health – have a substantial impact on a person’s ability to live a healthy life. Families living in substandard, insect- and mold- infested housing are more likely to develop asthma, while people who lack transportation may not be able to get to doctor’s appointments. Organizations across the country are increasingly trying to measure and address these issues to improve health, but haven’t had the tools to ensure their efforts are aligned.

“Right now, we are dying of thirst in the midst of an ocean of data,” says Dr. Somava Saha, a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and executive lead of the group’s 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative. Read the full article here:

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