Why Addressing Social Determinants of Health Are Vital to Patient Health Outcomes, with June Simmons, MSW

June Simmons, MSW Bio

Europe and other wealthy developed democracies spend about half as much on healthcare as we do in the United States. But these countries get much better outcomes than the U.S. because they spend twice as much on social care. APG President and CEO Don Crane talk with June Simmons, MSW, CEO of Partners in Care about the importance of social determinants of health. June explains how assessing patients for social determinants like nutrition, safe housing, mental health, family support, fall risks, and proper prescription medication usage all help to improve health outcomes, lower costs, and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

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