Impact of social determinants of health on risks and outcomes
Where you live shouldn’t determine how well or how long you live, but it does. The American Heart Association (AHA) recognizes that medical care alone is insufficient to ensure better health and well-being: about 80% of a person’s health is determined by factors other than access and quality of clinical care.
When people don’t have stable homes, nutritious food, good schools or clean air or water, their health suffers.
The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary organization devoted to longer, healthier lives for all, has awarded a $675,000 medical research grant to Greg Roth, M.D., M.P.H, associate professor of medicine/cardiology from the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington, to evaluate how cardiovascular health risks and outcomes are impacted by social determinants of health, focusing on evaluation of the Association’s Social Impact Fund.
Roth will lead the project Cardiovascular Health Metrics for Community-based Programs - Framework for Evaluation of the American Heart Association Social Impact Fund, which will receive $225,000 per year over three years.