COVID-19 has impacted Americans across the nation and worsened socioeconomic conditions for millions. With Americans isolated in their homes and over 40 million recently unemployed, the need to address food insecurity, housing instability, and social isolation is greater than ever. Just as they face increasing demand caused by COVID-19, the community-based organizations with whom health insurance plans partner are also experiencing challenges, such as closures, reduced hours due to lack of staff or volunteers, revised processes to accommodate social distancing, and reduced resources.
Research conducted by AHIP staff on the various non-medical factors that contribute to an individuals health and the steps that health insurance providers are taking to promote better health for all Americans.
Resources collected from organizations centering around Social determinants of health.
Everyone deserves affordable high-quality health coverage and care regardless of health status, race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. For years, America has struggled to improve health equity for African Americans and other communities of color.