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Comparing Measures of Social Determinants of Health to Assess Population Risk


Rachel M. Everhart, Denver Health; Jill Van Den Bos, ASA, MAAA, Milliman; Travis Gray, FSA, MAAA, Milliman; Shelley Moss, ASA, MAAA, Milliman; Ashlee Cerda, Colorado Community Managed Care Network


Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) include the social and physical conditions in which people are born, live and work on a daily basis. This project advances a growing body of literature to inform the ongoing optimization of population health and payment models.


Comparing Measures of Social Determinants of Health to Assess Population Risk



The researchers’ deepest gratitude goes to those without whose efforts this project could not have come to fruition: the Project Oversight Group and others for their diligent work overseeing methods, analysis and findings and reviewing and editing this report for accuracy and relevance. Any opinions expressed may not reflect their opinions nor those of their employers. Any errors belong to the authors alone.

Project Oversight Group members:
Puneet Budhiraja, ASA, MAAA
Gabrielle Guzman, FSA, MAAA
Tracy Johnson, PhD MA
Charlie Kearns, FSA, CERA, MAAA
Luis O. Maldonado, FSA, MAAA
Noah Nathanson, FSA, MAAA
Valerie Nelson, FSA, MAAA
Rebecca Owen, FSA, MAAA, FCA
Lori Weyuker, ASA, MAAA
Jian Yu, FSA, MAAA

Society of Actuaries:
Achilles Natsis, FSA, MAAA, FLMI, Health Research Actuary
Erika Schulty, Research Associate

Research support and peer review:
Matt Caverly, ASA, MAAA, Milliman
AJ Diamontopoulos, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Todd Hockenberry, STRIDE Community Health Center
Howard Kahn, FSA, MAAA, Milliman
Alex Lanzano, Colorado Community Managed Care Network
Heather Logan, STRIDE Community Health Center
Marissa North, ASA, Milliman
Janet Rasmussen, Clinica Family Health
Susan Sampson, Denver Health 20
Ben Schmudlach, Clinica Family Health
Margaret Tomcho, MD, Denver Health

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