Tag Archives: social determinants of health

How Can Providers Address Racial Equity in Healthcare?

As Black History Month concludes, now is the perfect time to reflect on ways providers can create a healthier — and more equal — society by addressing race. What do the studies on bias tell us? What steps can you take? Find out on our blog!

The Rundown | Week of 11.26.2018

Does employer-sponsored insurance decrease PCP visits? Healthcare marketplace enrollment is down, but by how much and why? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!

What Can Independent Providers Learn from Health Centers?

Health centers are on the frontier of population health strategies and addressing the social determinants of health. What benefits are patients and providers seeing from these initiatives? And what can independent providers learn from health centers’ model?

Health Literacy & How to "Read" Your Patients

Take two tablets by mouth twice daily. Sounds simple enough, right? Of course it means to orally ingest with water two capsules, one around noon and one in the evening. In a study of patients with low health literacy, 71 percent responded that they understood. However, only 35 percent were able to demonstrate the directions …

One in Five of Your Patients Are Lonely: A Research Study

A second-year medical student participates in a study examining the correlation between patient loneliness and lack of primary care visits. The findings underscore the need for investments in research on social determinants of health and value-based medicine. A recent study, conducted in part by one of Privia’s own physicians, Dr. Alex Krist, and researchers at …

Population Health and Primary Care Providers

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health Now that we’ve defined population health (a feat that many in healthcare avoid in the first place), let’s dive into what population health means to primary care providers. When it comes to operationalizing …

Tips for Scripts: Value-Based Drug Pricing

Everyone is talking about outrageous drug prices: $44,000 for Olysio, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C; $51,600 for HP Acthar, a gel that treats multiple sclerosis; $1,000 per pill for Sovaldi, another Hepatitis C drug, which amounts to a whopping $84,000 for a full 12-week course treatment. The tides on drug prices may soon be …

Population Health: Great. Now, What Exactly is it?

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health. It’s time to set the record straight. The term “population health” gets thrown around a lot in the healthcare industry but is not universally understood, which is a shame because this approach is …

Heart Health Tips…for Healthcare Providers

Today is World Heart Day, a time to reflect on the lifestyle changes one ought to make to achieve cardiovascular and overall health. If you’re a provider, chances are you repeat a constant refrain to your patients: avoid trans fats, eat healthy, exercise regularly, reduce stress, don’t smoke, and maintain a healthy BMI to have optimal …

This Is Why You Should Care About the Wealth of Your Patients

According to a 2013 report, male residents of Fairfax County, Virginia have a life expectancy of 82 years. By comparison, male residents of McDowell County, a mere 6 hours away, live an average of just 64 years. Same state; vastly different life expectancies. What accounts for the 18-year discrepancy? Wealth has a lot to do …



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