In order to improve patients’ overall health and well-being, we need better information about their social determinants of health – the social, behavioral, and environmental factors – which influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Evidence in Action
Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good
Lost in Translation: The Importance of Social Determinants of Health Data from the Patient PerspectiveJul 18, 2019Nyna Williams, Adam Thompson
Siloed, Incomplete, and Neglected: The Trouble with State Administrative Data and What to Do About ItJul 17, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, Mathematica’s Beth Weigensberg talks about an article she co-authored describing findings from a 2013 needs assessment on the challenges state agencies faced in using their data to inform their programs.
To Address the Social Determinants of Health, Start with the DataJul 17, 2019Chris Trenholm, Matthew Stagner
Social determinants of health—the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age—have gained increasing interest among policymakers and practitioners as they struggle to improve the value and quality of U.S. health care.
Qualitative Methods: The Added Value of Non-Numerical DataJul 16, 2019Johanna Choumert Nkolo, Callum Taylor, Emilie Bagby, Randall Blair
Researchers from EDI Group and Mathematica discuss the added value of qualitative methods and spotlight how a mixed-method approach is providing important insights about how well reading and community engagement programs are serving young children and their parents in Nicaragua.
How Learning Collaboratives Can Help Address Today’s Pressing Policy ChallengesJul 16, 2019Matthew Stagner
Researchers and policymakers across a number of fields have long understood the power of peer-to-peer learning.