The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Payment Models: A Rural Perspective

Event Details
Thursday, July 22, 2021
1:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Many health care providers are leveraging the flexibility of value-based payment models to address social determinants of health (SDOH) while improving the value and quality of care. The movement toward addressing SDOH, such as transportation, nutrition, and housing, recognizes the important role these nonmedical needs play in a patient’s health and well-being. This session highlights how some rural health providers are collaborating with community-based organizations to address SDOH needs that result in improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and advancing health equity.


Alana Knudson, PhD, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis

Learning Objectives: 

By attending this webinar, participants will: 

  • Gain an understanding of SDOH and how they affect health and well-being in rural communities
  • Explore examples of how rural health providers, together with community partners, are leveraging value-based payment models to address SDOH
  • Summarize available resources to support rural health providers and community partners to effectively address SDOH

Content is tailored to guide SRH and certified RHCs not currently participating in VBC to prepare for and position their organizations to be effective participants in a health system focused on value. Live HELP Webinars events are intended for qualifying SRH and certified RHCs; eligibility requirements apply to attend the event live.  

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U5ERH39345 as part of a financial assistance award totaling $800,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.